THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force arrested 76 illegal migrants in two separate operations this week.
RBDF patrol craft Lignum Vitae, under the command of Senior Lieutenant Bowleg, stopped a motor vessel with approximately 69 Haitians around 11pm Tuesday. The group included 60 men and women.
The motor vessel was apprehended in rough seas approximately 13 nautical miles off Hog Cay, Long Island.
At 1.33pm on Wednesday, HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna, under the command of Lieutenant Commander B Wright, arrested seven Cuban migrants – five men and two women – at Anguilla Cay Light. The migrants were found in good health and indicated that they had been on the cay for seven days, the RBDF said.