10 J'cans among 96 held in T&T crackdown

Friday, December 15, 2017

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TEN Jamaicans were among 96 Caribbean nationals detained by police during a combined anti-crime operation conducted here in recent weeks.

Acting Superintendent Dale Ablack of the Port of Spain police division told reporters on Wednesday that the police, along with personnel from other agencies, held the 96 persons, who entered the country illegally.

Among others being held at the Immigration Division are 16 Guyanese; seven Cubans; and one person from Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Also in custody are 45 Venezuelans, nine Chinese, three Columbians and one each from Italy, the Phillipines, Nigeria and Ghana.

Ablack said the illegal immigrants were picked up during operations between October 6 to December 7 along Independence Square, Charlotte Street and in the Woodbrook area of the capital.

He also disclosed that some were employed as taxi drivers, restaurant workers or engaged in other activities.

The senior officer added that more anti-crime exercises will be held throughout the Christmas period and into the 2018 Carnival season.

— CMC

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