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Venezuelan women fined for illegal entry

Four Venezuelan women who are alleged to have entered the country illegally, have been fined by a San Fernando Magistrate in connection with the offence.

ALEXANDY VANESSA RODRIGUEZ MARINEZ, KARELYS DEL VALLE CASTRO, ZUIAILA ISAMAR LINERO and LISSIE ELENA SISSO DE ROMERO, all of Venezuela, were all charged with Illegal Entry when they appeared before Magistrate Armina Deonarinesingh, in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 7th June, 2023.

Romero was fined $1,000 or in default, faces ten days’ simple imprisonment, while the other three were fined $2,000 or in default face three months’ simple imprisonment.

The accused were arrested during an intelligence-led exercise conducted between 8 am and 10 am, on Tuesday 6th June, 2023, by officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Immigration Investigations Unit South of the CID/CRO.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to various locations in the Southern Division where the accused were arrested and subsequently charged.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Ramkhelawan, Supt. Pariman, ASP Ramdass, Insp. Phillip and supervised by Cpl (Ag.) Richardson.