The Ministry of National Security says it has spoken with Venezuelan officials about an incident involving Trinidad and Tobago fishermen on Thursday.
The men appeared to have been taken by armed me while fishing off Trinidad and Tobago's south coast.
The ministry says the circumstances under which the men were taken is now engaging its attention.
The National Security Ministry issued the following statement on Friday:
A photo circulating online, suggests that fishermen have caught a 1,000-pound shark in Guayaguayare.
Fishermen doing their normal’s day’s work on shrimp trawlers at the mouth of the Caroni River in the Gulf of Paria yesterday, were thrown into a state of shock when, while hauling up the morning’s catch, they pulled up the decomposing body of missing WPC Nyasha Joseph.
Begging for strict anonymity, a man at the scene, was still shaken as he recounted, “When you are pulling up the catch, you have to pull up the trawling doors first. When they pulled up the doors, they saw a hand stuck in it. When they pulled up the net, they saw a woman’s body in a plastic bag.