A POLICE exercise led to 13 foreign nationals being detained at a club and bar in southwest Trinidad.

The Sunday Express was told that 11 Spanish-speaking women were held at a club in Rousillac while two others were detained at a bar along Sunrees Road, Penal.

The Immigration Division was contacted for their documents to be checked.

Officers said they have found instances in the past where documents were photocopied and shared among non-nationals.

During the exercise, three Trinidadian men were also found to be without the relevant licence for their gaming machines. They were arrested by officers and are expected to be charged with keeping a common gaming house for the purpose of gambling.

ASP Ramdeen headed the exercise along with officers from the South Western Division.