Eight Venezuelan nationals were detained by Siparia Police for illegal entry into Trinidad on Monday.
Around 9:45 am, officers received information that illegal immigrants came ashore from a boat at Beach Road, Palo Seco, following which they boarded a black Nissan Tiida vehicle.
Officers responded and intercepted the vehicle along High Street, Siparia.
The officers searched the vehicle, where eight illegal immigrants were found and detained, along with the driver of the vehicle, a Venezuelan national living in Chaguanas.
The illegal immigrants and the driver were taken to the Siparia CID for medical attention and were subsequently taken to the Heliport in Chaguaramas to be quarantined.
The detainees hailed from Tucupita, Venezuela.