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Joint Operation by Immigration and Defence Force nabs suspected human and drug smugglers
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Jul 13, 2019 - 12:50:46 PM

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Coral Harbour Base, (RBDF) - Thirteen suspects apprehended along with a quantity of suspected drugs on Friday 12 July 2019 are in Police custody. The apprehension was the result of a joint operation by Bahamas Immigration Department and Royal Bahamas Defence Force personnel stationed in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

The 1 Bahamian and 12 foreign nationals from 5 foreign nations were apprehended aboard a 25-foot go-fast vessel by a Defence Force patrol craft with Defence Force Marines and Immigration officials around 5:00 p.m. on Friday off West End, Grand Bahama.

A search of the vessel uncovered approximately 1 Bahamian, 5 Jamaicans, 2 Colombians, 2 Chinese, 2 Haitians, and I Lithuanian on board along with a quantity of suspected marijuana.

The captain and occupants of the vessel were subsequently taken into custody and handed over to Police and Immigration officials in Freeport for further processing.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas.

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