TTPS: 11 Venezuelans in Police custody from Tzar raid

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:45

An official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is confirming that 11 of  the  38  Venezuelans  detained  on  Tuesday  morning  at  the  Tzar Nightclub in Woodbrook, are still in custody and are being interrogated by police officers.

According to the release, which was issued just before 9 last night, the TTPS says despite  what  the  management  of  Tzar  Nightclub  stated  in  its statement yesterday—that everyone  was  released  from  custody—five of  the Venezuelans were still detained at the Woodbrook Police Station and another six at the Central Police Station on St Vincent Street, Port of Spain.

The  TTPS  also  confirmed  that  among  the  38  detainees,  there  were five girls between the ages of 15 and 17 years. The police statement says when the Venezuelans were taken into custody, everyone was allowed to write their names and dates  of  birth, and from  the  record  obtained  by  the  police,  five  of  the detainees were 17 years and under.

The TTPS also reports that three of the young girls have been accounted for, while two escaped custody and the search continues for them.

The TTPS also reports that Immigration authorities are investigating this matter, as well.


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