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Flashback: Police detain a group of illegal Venezuelan immigrants in Palo Seco.

Twenty-four Venezuelans are being questioned after being held during an exercise by members of the South Western Division Task Force, the Inter-Agency Task Force, and the Special Naval Unit at Bunsee Trace, Penal.

Police reports revealed around 10 pm on March 29, the team of officers was conducting an exercise in the South Western Division when officers saw a large group of people who appeared to be of Hispanic origin.

Polcie said the group, on seeing the officers, fled in several different directions.

The officers gave chase and were able to detain 24 people—14 men, seven women, and three infants, all of whom are Venezuelans.

The migrants were taken to the Siparia Health Facility where they were medically examined, and are being kept at the Siparia Police Station, pending further enquiries.