The 14 foreign nationals along with two locals who were taken into police custody following raids at two popular businesses in the city have been released pending further investigations into the matter.
According to a police source, of the 14 foreigners, only one individual does not have relevant documents to be in the country and this matter is being handled separately.
Reports are that on Friday, last, ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), after receiving information that persons were involved in Trafficking in Persons (TIP) swooped down on the business locations at Charlotte Street, Georgetown.
The 16 individuals who were detained were said to be assisting law enforcement officials with the investigation. However, after no ‘concrete’ evidence was unearthed in relation to TIP, the group of persons who had been arrested were subsequently released.
Investigations into the matter continue.