Four Venezuelan nationals have been detained by officers of the South Western Division, during an anti-crime exercise at the Los Iros Beach, Erin, last evening.
During the exercise, which was led by Sgt. Richardson, of the Santa Flora Police Station, officers had cause to stop and search a brown Nissan Almera motor vehicle parked near a bar occupied by two Trinidadian men and four Venezuelans.
Enquiries led officers to believe that the three Venezuelan women, ages ranging from 22 to 41 years, and a 3-year-old Venezuelan boy, were in the country illegally.
All six persons were conveyed to the Erin Police Station, pending further enquiries and the Immigration Division has since been contacted.