2-year-old among 8 Venezuelans held in waters off Cedros

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2-year-old among 8 Venezuelans held in waters off Cedros

A two-year-old girl was among eight Venezuelan nationals who were detained by police for illegally trying to enter TT on Thursday.

According to a TTPS report, the group was discovered on a vessel one mile off the coast of Cedros.

A 34-year-old man Trinidadian man is currently assisting Cedros detectives with their investigations into the detention of the eight illegal Venezuelans.

The suspect, of Felicity, Chaguanas, was sent into quarantine by medical officials along with the group of Venezuelans – six men, one woman and a 2-year-old gir.

The group will be subsequently handed over to the Immigration Department where the Venezuelans are expected to be repatriated to their homeland.

At 10.16 am seamen attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) were on border patrol, one mile off the coast of Cedros when they spotted a vessel with a large group on board.
The TTCG intercepted the vessel following which they discovered the group and the police were called to the scene.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.