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Drone, New Vessels to Help Combat Illegal Immigration

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(Trinidad Guardian) The Ministry of National Security is moving to clamp down on illegal immigrants entering Trinidad and Tobago as 15 beaches have now been identified as major points of entry for this activity.

It comes as the country continues to grapple with the spread of the Brazilian Variant of the COVID-19 disease, first discovered in a test sample from a Venezuelan national.

At a press conference yesterday, National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds revealed these steps would include the soon launch of maritime patrols by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service via its recently reinstituted police maritime branch, the use of drones, the recovery of all the laws about the Civil Asset Recovery and Management and Unexplained Wealth Act, and ongoing polygraph tests for police officers to ensure there was no facilitation of border breaches.

The Government will also purchase two cape class vessels from the Australian Government to add to T&T’s Coast Guard fleet.

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