The 14 Cuban migrants arrive at Coral Harbour Base aboard Defence Force patrol craft P-128 on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle/RBDF
FOURTEEN Cuban migrants have been turned over to officials at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre in New Providence after being apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) on Saturday afternoon.
While on routine patrol, the RBDF's patrol craft P-128, coxswained by Petty Officer James Darling, intercepted a 20ft makeshift motor vessel two nautical miles east of Highbourne Cay in the Exuma Sound at 12.30pm.
The 14 undocumented Cuban men were taken aboard the Defence Force vessel and transported to Coral Harbour Base, where they were handed over to Immigration officials for further processing.
Twenty six Cuban migrants have been apprehended by Defence Force officials this month.