4 undocumented Venezuelans among 10 arrested in Central Division exercise

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4 undocumented Venezuelans among 10 arrested in Central Division exercise

Ten persons were arrested and several rounds of ammunition recovered during Anti-Crime Exercises in Central Division on Thursday.

In one instance Three men were arrested and a quantity of ammunition seized during an anti-crime exercise in Freeport.

The arrest came as members of the Freeport Criminal Investigations Department(CID)targeted priority offenders and drug blocks in the Carlsen Field and Waterloo areas.

During the exercise officers executed a search warrant for arms and ammunition at a home located at Upper Carapichiama. During the search the officers found four rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition and one Samsung cell phone. The cell phone was reported stolen in a report of Robbery with violence which occurred on May 5th, 2023 in Freeport. One man was arrested and conveyed to the Freeport Police Station.

Officers also arrested a 42-year-old man of Waterloo Road, Carapichaima for outstanding warrant, as well as a 19-year-old man on Southern Main Road, Couva.

Around 12:45 am Friday, four friends were liming at a house, when a man of East Indian Descent, exited from a bedroom on the eastern side of his home, armed with a cutlass and announced a robbery.

A physical altercation ensued, resulting with two men being wounded and extensive damages done to the furniture and appliances of the said house.

The victims were however able to subdue the suspect and contacted the Chaguanas Police Station. A 37-year-old man of Roopsingh Road Carapichaima, was arrested and conveyed to the Chaguanas Health Facility where he was examined and later discharged. He conveyed to the Chaguanas Police Station pending further enquiries.

Officers acting on intelligence, proceeded to Ojar Maraj Avenue, Brickfield, Waterloo and executed a Search Warrant for Firearms and ammunition, however nothing illegal was found.

Four female undocumented Venezuelan Nationals were also found and rescued by the party of officers. Two Male Venezuelan were also present and found to be Prohibited immigrants and detained. All six were conveyed to the San Fernando Immigration Centre and were handed over to the Immigration Enforcement Unit for further enquiries and to be screened for Human Trafficking.
Investigations are ongoing.