By DENISE MAYCOCK
TWENTY Cuban migrants were taken to Grand Bahama by the US Coast Guard and handed over to immigration authorities on Monday morning.
This is the second group of migrants brought to Freeport within the past two days.
According to reports, the migrants – all males – along with two dogs – were intercepted at sea in four separate interdictions in the area of Cay Sal Bank.
They were heading for Florida when spotted by the US Coast Guard, who brought them to the Freeport Harbour around 9am.
They were taken to the Department of Immigration headquarters for processing. On Tuesday, the migrants will be flown to New Providence where they will be detained at the Detention Centre to await repatriation.
On April 2, a group of 12 Cuban migrants - 10 men and two women - were brought to Grand Bahama after they were intercepted by the US Coast Guard near Anguilla Cay near Cay Sal Bank on March 31.