Several held, birds seized in Mayaro

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    35 Venezuelans and one Trinidadian were held in Mayaro and a number of birds have been seized.

    The TTPS says officers yesterday conducted surveillance of the coastline in the vicinity of Bel Air Road, Mayaro.

    During this time, they observed a group consisting of 34 Venezuelans (19 adults and 15 minors) on the shore carrying luggage.

    Upon seeing the officers, they allegedly attempted to hide in a nearby abandoned structure but were held and placed into quarantine.

    Officers also held a man who was observed with two cages containing a quantity of bull finches and five juvenile, blue and gold macaws.

    The suspect was also placed into quarantine.