32 Venezuelans, 1 Trini held after boat chase

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    32 illegal Venezuelan immigrants are now in quarantine, after they were detained following a boat chase on Saturday afternoon.

    Around 4:36pm, officers of the T&T Coast Guard spotted a vessel in the vicinity of the Third Boca in Chaguaramas, leading to a chase that ended near Chacachacare Islands.

    Two suspects escaped by swimming away, however officers held the 32 Venezuelan nationals and one Trinidadian on board the boat.

    The 32 immigrants were taken to Staubles Bay where they were medically examined and transported to the Chaguaramas Heliport for a 14 day quarantine period.

    The TTPS meanwhile is urging anyone with information on suspected illegal immigrants to call 555.