Venezuelan nationals escorted back to their homeland

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Venezuelan nationals escorted back to their homeland

A pirogue, with eighteen (18) Venezuelan occupants which was intercepted, while attempting to enter Trinidad in the vicinity of Carenage has been escorted back to Venezuela; as part of a joint operation between elements of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

According to a media release sent by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, this evening at 1830 hrs, the pirogue, with seventeen (17) of the eighteen (18) occupants, were escorted out of the waters of the T&T and sent back to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on instructions received by the Immigration Division of the Ministry of National Security.

One (1) out of the eighteen (18) occupants detained earlier today, a child, was allowed to remain in Trinidad and Tobago, with her mother who is a registered Venezuelan national.

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard says they will continue to remain committed to maintaining the safety and security of citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and will continue to work closely with partner agencies in achieving this objective.