Six Venezuelans who were held in a raid one week ago at Rich Gold Hotel and Bar have been released on orders of supervision.
The six women were among 35 foreigners held during that exercise whom police are said to have suspected of prostitution but were not caught in the act.
It turns out those six women are in fact asylum seekers and during the court proceedings it was revealed the delay in their detention was due to the fact that Immigration could not confirm their identities.
The women were not pressed with any charges.
Thirty-three foreign nationals were arrested during an anti-crime exercise, coordinated by the Port-of-Spain Criminal Investigation Department, in the Central and Southern Divisions, yesterday.
Officers of the Port-of-Spain Criminal Investigation Department and members of the Immigration Investigation Section - South, conducted the exercise, which was spearheaded by Sgt. Anthony Williams, between 9 pm on Wednesday 4th April, 2018 and 4 am on Thursday 5th April, 2018.