Ten Venezuelans among 36 persons detained by police

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The police have detained 36 persons for various offences following operations conducted in the North Cummingsburg and Kingston, Georgetown areas on Saturday.

Police in a statement said it conducted several cordon and search operations and detained the persons in connection with possession ofillegal drugs among other offences.

Among those in custody are ten undocumented Venezuelans – eight females and two males.

A resident of Rosemary Lane was found in possession of 88grams of cannabis packaged in small-sized ziplock bags; two motorcycles and a flat screen television suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

The operations were spearheaded by two Senior Superintendents and involved 108 ranks and lasted for more than three hours.

Editor’s note: The police subsequently noted that the Venezuelan nationals have presented their documents to the ranks of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and have been released.

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