Defence Force Detains 112 Migrants

THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended 112 undocumented Haitian migrants some 24 nautical miles west of South Point, Long Island on Thursday morning.

Acting on information received from an Operations Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) helicopter, the RBDF patrol craft HMBS Durward Knowles, commanded by Acting Lieutenant Commander Carlon Bethel, intercepted a 30-foot wooden sailing vessel.

The vessel was subsequently boarded and 112 undocumented Haitian migrants consisting of 83 males, 20 females and nine children were apprehended shortly after 8.30am.

The migrants are expected to arrive in New Providence today to be further processed by Department of Immigration officials.


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