Published On: Wed, Jan 1st, 2014

Coast Guard arrests illegal Venezuelans south of Curacao

YolaWILLEMSTAD - The Coast Guard Caribbean (KWCARIB), in collaboration with the Police Corps Curaçao (KPC) has arrested 2 illegal immigrants on a Yale near Playa Mansaliña in the early hours of January 1.

Around 1:00 am the Coast Guard observed an unknown vessel. This type of boat is called a yola and it is named “Andrimar”. It was seen on the south side of Curacao. There were two people on board, both are Venezuelan nationals. They are suspected of transporting illegal people to the island. The police did a search around the area but was not able to find any other person.

The crew failed to present valid documents so they were arrested and handed over to immigration. The boat was seized and taken to the Coast Guard station in Parera

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