A Mayaro man and 34 Venezuelans were held and quarantined by officers of the Eastern Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Mayaro.
A report said the police conducted the exercise on Monday on the coastline near Bel Air Road, Mayaro.
During the exercise, the officers saw a group of 34 Venezuelans (19 adults and 15 minors) on the shore carrying luggage.
Upon seeing the officers, the members of the group attempted to hide in a nearby abandoned structure but were held and placed into quarantine.
Immigration officials were contacted.
Officers also held a man of Rest House Village, Mayaro, who was seen with two cages in his possession. The cages contained a number of birds, namely bullfinches and blue and gold macaws.
The birds were seized and Game Wardens took them. The suspect was also placed into quarantine.
Investigations are ongoing.
The exercise also included officers of the Mayaro Criminal Investigations Department, Task Force and the Emergency Response Patrol Unit.