More Venezuelan nationals intercepted by Coast Guard

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 08:00

More Venezuelan nationals have been intercepted in the Gulf of Paria by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG), attempting to enter the country illegally.

According to a release issued by the TTCG, just before one o’clock this morning, twenty-six Venezuelan nationals were caught in a pirogue named Dona Josafena, with registration ARSI 3685.

The pirogue’s occupants included thirteen (13) adult males, four (4) adult females and nine (9) children.

The vessel and its occupants were escorted to the TTCG headquarters at Staubles Bay in Chaguaramas, where further searches were conducted. Officials discovered fifty-five (55) blocks of cheese, and (one) 1 monkey.

The Coast Guard has confirmed that the Venezuelan nationals will be processed by the Immigration Division.



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