7 illegal Venezuelans held in Woodland

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    Seven illegal Venezuelans detained by police yesterday will soon be sent back to their homeland.

    The two men, two women and three children, were found by police around 12:50pm yesterday in the vicinity of the Godineau Bridge along Pluck Road, Woodland.

    According to the TTPS, they were seen disembarking a pirogue, which sped off upon seeing the officers.

    The Venezuelans, who were found to be from Tucupita, were taken to the Siparia Health Facility where they were medically examined and swabbed for COVID-19.

    They will remain in quarantine as Immigration officials initiate the process to have them repatriated.