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Haitian Migrants Charged before Courts
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Jan 11, 2019 - 10:08:39 AM

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Coral Harbour Base, (RBDF): Fifty-five (55) Haitian migrants were charged before the courts after they were apprehended in waters off of Marsh Harbour during a joint operation by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Immigration and Defence Force Officials last Thursday.

The migrants (45 males, 10 females), all pleaded guilty to illegal landing before Magistrate Cara Turnquest on Monday. They are expected to be deported as soon as possible.

Some of the migrants were apprehended aboard a conventional sailing yacht near the entrance of Man O War Cay, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. The remaining migrants were apprehended after local residents alerted authorities of a speed boat ferrying the  undocumented Haitians ashore from the vessel.

A total of 311 Haitian migrants have been apprehended for year. Some have already been charged before the courts and deported. The remaining will be charged later.

 (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel)

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