The swift action of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) assisted in the capture of a pirogue which was making its way to Trinidad’s shores.
Around 12:14am on Thursday 7th November, the TTCG intercepted a pirogue, ‘DON CIRILO’, north-west of Carrera
Island. Thirty-four Venezuelan Nationals consisting of 16 males, 12 females, three children and three babies were aboard the vessel. Further checks aboard the boat revealed 50 blocks of cheese and one sack of avocadoes. The vessel and its occupants were taken to the TTCG’s headquarters at Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas where they were processed by members of Immigration Division and served with rejection orders.
This is the second time ‘DON CIRILO’ was intercepted; it was prevented from entering the country on 2nd November. The occupants at the time were served with rejection orders by the Immigration Division and were escorted out of Trinidad and Tobago territorial waters.