A Nigerian man alongside a Trinidad national have been nabbed for allegedly smuggling 25 Venezuelan women into Trinidad.
A statement released by Trinidad and Tobago Police Authorities on Sunday, March 21, said the 27 persons were nabbed by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted at Icacos overnight.
The exercise, which was carried out between 3 pm on Saturday and 5 am, on Sunday also included officers of the South Western Division’s Intelligence Unit.
During the operation, officers paid special attention to the Icacos area where they arrested the Venezuelan ladies for illegal entry into the ports of Trinidad, and the Nigerian and the Trinidadian for abetting and aiding in suspected human trafficking.
The detainees were taken to the Santa Flora and Erin Police Stations and the Immigration Department was contacted while investigations are still on the line.