Taskforce officials arrest Nigerian man for allegedly smuggling 25 Venezuelan women into Trinidad
Officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force have arrested a Nigerian national and a Trinidadian for allegedly smuggling 25 Venezuelan women into Trinidad.
This was contained in a statement released on Sunday, March 21 by Trinidad and Tobago Police.
According to the inter agency, the 27 persons were arrested by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted at Icacos overnight.
The exercise, which was conducted between 3 pm on Saturday and 5 am, on Sunday also included officers of the South Western Division’s Intelligence Unit.
During the exercise, officers paid special attention to the Icacos area where they arrested the Venezuelan women for illegal entry into the ports of Trinidad, and the Nigerian and the Trinidadian for aiding and abetting in suspected human trafficking.
The detained persons were taken to the Santa Flora and Erin Police Stations and the Immigration Department was contacted while investigations are ongoing.
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