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Venezuelans charged in T&T over gang activity, human trafficking

October 6th, 2021 | Tags:
Police have charged two Venezuelan nationals under anti-gang legislation. Yilfrenth Ramirez Diaz aka Morpheo was charged under the Anti-Gang Act with knowingly supporting a gang leader along with Pedro David Hernandez Patete. Photo: Internet Source
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PORT OF SPAIN, T&T - Police have charged two Venezuelan nationals under anti-gang legislation. Yilfrenth Ramirez Diaz aka Morpheo was charged under the Anti-Gang Act with knowingly supporting a gang leader and Pedro David Hernandez Patete was charged with:

– Being a gang Leader

– Receiving and transporting a Venezuelan female for the purpose of exploitation and with the exploitation of the prostitution of said female

– Procuration for prostitution

– Harbouring a Venezuelan female for the purpose of sexual exploitation

– and receiving a financial benefit knowing that it resulted from trafficking in persons 

Both were charged on September 29 2021 at the Maximum Security Prison, Golden Grove, Arouca by Ag Sgt Ramsarran of the Counter-Trafficking Unit.

The matters were heard on Thursday September 30 2021 at the Port of Spain, 7th Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Gafoor.

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