The Venezuelan nationals were handed over to Immigration Division

Thirty-eight Venezuelan nationals were arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Woodbrook District early this morning.

The exercise was conducted between 3:30am and 6:00am, on Tuesday 11 February 2020, at a nightclub at the corner Ariapita Avenue and Carlos Streets, Woodbrook.

A search of the establishment resulted in 29 female and nine male Venezuelan nationals being arrested. Among the females, five were between the ages of 15 and 17.

They were handed over to the Immigration Division to verify their immigration status.

A small quantity of narcotics was also seized during the exercise.

Investigations are ongoing.

The exercise was supervised by ASP (Ag.) Sooker, Insp. (Ag.) Roberts and Sgts. Toolaram and Bharath, and included Immigration Division officials.