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Fourteen Cubans Detained After Being Found Near Highbourne Cay

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The Cuban migrants wait to be transported to the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.  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 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 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.

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