By LYNAIRE MUNNINGS
Tribune Staff Reporter
AUTHORITIES apprehended 24 undocumented Chinese immigrants in separate incidents in Grand Bahama and Bimini on Monday.
The Tribune understands officials believe the people were trying to enter the United States.
In a statement, police said the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Bahamas Immigration Department apprehended 25 illegal immigrants in three separate incidents.
The first incident happened shortly before 9am on Monday when 14 Chinese nationals and a Dominican man were arrested in Princess Isles, South Bahamia, in Grand Bahama by officers attached to the marine support, canine, mobile patrol units, and the Bahamas Immigration Department.
An hour later, officers attached to the Alice Town Police Station searched an abandoned stone structure on Port Royal Canal, South Bimini, and found 10 undocumented Chinese nationals.
Additionally, officers attached to the mobile patrol unit, arrested a 41-year-old Bahamian man from the Sunrise subdivision and a 48-year-old Haitian near a business establishment in the Freeport Harbour area.