Eight foreign nationals and over TT$320,000 are currently under police guard following an exercise conducted in the Mayaro area on Wednesday, police said in a statement Thursday.
During the exercise, the officers executed a search warrant at Millennium Sea Food Limited located at Brazil Trace, Bristol, Mayaro, where they discovered two Chinese and six Venezuelan nationals, who have overstayed their allotted time in the country.
The search also resulted in officers finding TT$317,350 and US$700 on the premises.
An investigation into the source of the funds has been launched and is being carried out by the Financial Investigations Branch.
The exercise was supervised by Sgt Harper, of the Mayaro Criminal Investigations Department.
It also included officers attached to the Special Branch, Emergency Response Patrol and Canine Unit.