The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard while conducting maritime security patrols in the South of Trinidad intercepted a pirogue with two male Venezuelan nationals.
The patrols were conducted on Saturday 14th September, 3 NM (5.5km) South of Icacos Point.
Also on board were forty-two (42) goats and one (1) sheep.
Further searches were conducted on board the vessel and twelve (12) bottles of alcohol were also discovered.
The subject vessel and its passengers were in contravention of Customs and Excise Laws, as well as the Animals (Disease and Importation) Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and as such, were escorted to Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Headquarters, Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas for further processing.
The occupants and livestock were subsequently handed over to partner agencies.
Through the conduct of maritime patrols and interceptions, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard continues to display effective efforts to maintain the safety and security of citizens as well as to enforce the laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago within our areas of operation.