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News : Local Last Updated: Dec 30, 2018 - 2:34:02 PM


RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Dec 30, 2018 - 11:39:37 AM

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Haitian migrants boarding the bus to be transported to the Carmichael Road Detention Center

Coral Harbour Base, (RBDF): A total of 124 Haitian migrants were apprehended early Sunday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force after they were discovered in Bahamian waters.

Sometime around 3:00 am, Patrol Craft P-125 coxswained by Petty Officer Patrick Donald intercepted a 40 – ft. sail sloop approximately 8 miles south of New Providence. HMBS Rolly Gray, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Stephen Rolle also assisted with the apprehension.

The migrants - (107 males, 24 females) have all been turned over to Immigration officials for further questioning.

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Haitian migrants boarding the bus to be transported to the Carmichael Road Detention Center

The RBDF has apprehended or assisted in apprehending over 400 Haitian migrants for the year. Those migrants have since been charged before the courts for illegal landing.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping our borders secured.
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Haitian migrants boarding the bus to be transported to the Carmichael Road Detention Center


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