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Over 100 Venezuelans incarcerated in Trinidad

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 9:35 AM
Trinidad's National Security Minister Stuart Young - Contributed photo.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – National Security Minister Stuart Young says just under 150 Venezuelans have been incarcerated in the twin-island republic since last month.

Young made the revelation in Senate on Tuesday in response to a question asked by Senator Taharoa Obika about the number of citizens from the Bolivarian Republic that are locked up in Trinidad.

According to Young, on April 15th, the number of Venezuelans in prisons stood at 155.

That number represented 117 males and 38 females, adding that two months later, the figure saw a slight decline.

“As at the 25th of June 2019, though, a reduced figure of 142 Venezuelans was recorded – 117 males and 25 females - and this figure is out of a total of 3950 people in total incarcerated at our nation’s prisons”

The National Security Minister did not state the offences for which they are being held.

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