Published On: Mon, Aug 8th, 2016

Illegal Venezuelans arrested

illegal venezuelansWILLEMSTAD - The Coast Guard, in cooperation with the Police Corps Curaçao (KPC), the Volunteer Corps Curaçao (VKC) and customs arrested 21 illegal immigrants in the night from Saturday to Sunday. Which was announced yesterday.

Around 12:00 the Rescue and Coordination Centre (RCC) of the Coast Guard detected a suspicious vessel on radar about six miles south of the island. A patrol with a Super-Rhib of the coast guard was sent and about half a mile south of Piscadera Bay found an unlit vessel of the type vola.

The boat was brought to the coast guard station in Parera and upon closer investigation it appeared to be 21 persons, of which 20 Venezuelans and one Colombian.

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