Eight foreigners held and over $300,000 seized in Mayaro

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    Eight foreign nationals were held and over a quarter million dollars seized by police in Mayaro.

    Officers yesterday executed a search warrant at Millennium Sea Food Limited located at Brazil Trace, Bristol, Mayaro, where they discovered two Chinese and six Venezuelan nationals.

    These individuals overstayed their allotted time in the country.

    The search also resulted in officers finding TT$317,350 and US$700 on the premises.

    An investigation into the source of the funds has been launched and is being carried out by the Financial Investigations Branch.

    Supervised by Sgt. Harper, of the Mayaro Criminal Investigations Department, the exercise also included officers attached to the Special Branch, Emergency Response Patrol and Canine Unit.