Over 100 Illegal Haitians Apprehended in The Bahamas

Some of the 124 Haitian migrants boarding a bus to be transported to a detention centre.

The Bahamas, Monday December 31, 2018
– A total of 124 Haitian
migrants were apprehended early yesterday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force (RBDF) after they were discovered in Bahamian waters.

The Haitians – 107 males and 24 females – were in a 40-foot sail sloop which was intercepted around 3 a.m., approximately eight miles south of New Providence.

The migrants were all handed over to immigration officials for further questioning.

The RBDF has apprehended or assisted in apprehending over 400 Haitian
migrants in 2018. Those migrants have since been charged before the courts for
illegal landing.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force said it remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping borders secured.

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