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12 Cuban Migrants Detained By Coast Guard

By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

dmaycock@tribunemedia.net

TWELVE Cuban migrants were taken to Grand Bahama by US Coast Guard officials late Friday evening and handed over to Bahamian authorities at Freeport Harbour.

According to a senior immigration official, the group of ten men and two women were intercepted by the USGC near Anguilla Cay in the Cay Sal Bank on Thursday.

The migrants left Cuba on a homemade vessel on March 30 and were heading to Florida. The group was brought to Freeport around 10pm on Friday and turned over to immigration officials.

They were taken to Immigration Headquarters for processing, and flown to New Providence on Saturday for transport to the Detention Centre to await repatriation.

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