Twelve Venezuelans are held as they arrived on a beach in Palo Seco Beach, Palo Seco.
Reports say last Saturday officers of the Santa Flora Police Station received information that a boat with Venezuelan nationals came ashore illegally.
The officers proceeded along the beach front and saw 1 silver Tida motor vehicle and 1 silver Almera vehicle parked on the shore with the 12 Venezuelans packing their luggage into them.
The vehicles were stopped and the Venezuelans and the drivers of both vehicles were detained, and transferred to the Siparia Health Facility for COVID-19 screening.
Afterwards, they were transferred to Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas, for self- quarantine.
The 2 drivers are Trinidad nationals.
Investigations are continuing.