Close to 20 Venezuelans caught trying to enter T&T by boat

Three children were among 18 Venezue­lan na­tion­als who were caught trying to enter Trinidad and Tobago il­le­gal­ly by boat on Wednesday morning (Oct 23).

The Venezue­lans from Guiria were held near the Smith Hill area in Carenage around 5:35 am.

Of­fi­cers of the West­ern Di­vi­sion in­ter­cept­ed the ves­sel and de­tained the migrants.

Po­lice have since called in im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials who are ex­pect­ed to ques­tion the Venezue­lan na­tion­als. Sources say they are ex­pect­ed to be de­port­ed soon.