Officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force apprehended eight Venezuelan nationals in the Central area on Tuesday, after they were held in a vehicle with a shotgun.
Around 1.40 am on Tuesday, the officers were on patrol in Chaguanas when they had cause to intercept a Nissan AD wagon which appeared to be overloaded with people.
When the vehicle was stopped, the eight Venezuelan nationals were found.
The occupants of the vehicle, along with the driver, who is a T&T national, were ordered out of the car and a search of the vehicle was conducted. An unloaded shotgun was then found.
Investigations are continuing.