Barbadian and others escape Trinidad detention centre

Immigration Detention Centre at Aripo (file photo)


Lawmen in Trinidad and Tobago are continuing their search for a Barbadian and three other people, who escaped detention on Friday.

The detainees, among them a Jamaica, Grenadian and Nigerian, escaped the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) where they were being held for immigration violations, according to media reports.

Their names have not been disclosed.

The four were discovered missing by a guard at the Aripo centre, who found that a steel door had been forced open while making his rounds,.

The illegal immigrants reportedly scaled a barbed wire fence and escaped into the nearby forested area.

A joint police, army and immigration search party extended their search to several areas yesterday with no success.

A statement issued by that country’s Ministry of National Security said the IDC detainees were not prisoners, but were being held until their individual matters were addressed.

“Following the escape, a joint manhunt exercise between the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and the Immigration Division was launched and is currently ongoing to recapture the detainees,” the ministry said, adding that steps were being taken to reinforce security at the centre to avoid a reoccurrence.

4 Responses to Barbadian and others escape Trinidad detention centre

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Providing they haven’t committed any crimes or being a menance to society, when wanna find them put them on the next flight and send them home. Basic common sense use it.

  2. Gregston Griffith
    Gregston Griffith December 21, 2014 at 10:28 am

    There were 4 people escape but the only national name for the headline is ” Barbadian and other escape”

  3. Claudette Carrington
    Claudette Carrington December 21, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    This is xmas, Dr williams never send back anyone. He made them feel that they were home. God bless his soul. God put your hand.

  4. Guto Owen
    Guto Owen December 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    “A Jamaican, a Greanadian & a Bajan” sounds like the start of a joke…


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