Thirty-two persons, suspected to be illegal immigrants, were detained yesterday morning for breaching the Public Health Ordinance Regulations.
At about 1 a.m. yesterday, police received a report that there was a public gathering at a sports bar along the Southern Main Road, Curepe.
An operation was launched, which included officers of the Northern Division Task Force Area West (NDTFAW) and the St Joseph Police Station Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
When officers arrived, they detained 18 Venezuelans and 14 Chinese nationals who were conducting activities at the bar.
Immigration officials were called in when the 32 persons were not able to provide police with proof of legal entry.
Police also found a quantity of cocaine hidden in a bathroom stall at the bar.
Then, in an unrelated matter, the same party of officers, led by Insp Hernandez, Sgt Thomas and Cpl Ramcharan, proceeded to an open lot at Waterfall Road, Maracas/St Joseph, where one homemade shotgun was found.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of a suspect in this find is strongly urged to contact the St Joseph Police Station at 662-4038, or call the police hotlines at 999 and 555.
Persons are also encouraged to share the information via the TTPS App or report online using the TTPS’ website.