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RBDF apprehends 124 illegal Haitian migrants in Southern Bahamas

By Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Aug 20, 2014 - 6:34:37 PM Coral Harbour Base, 20 August, 2014 (RBDF) - The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended one hundred and twenty-four (124) Haitian Migrants at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, 19th August, 2014, while on routine patrol in the Southern Bahamas.
The white fifty-five (55) feet sailing sloop was intercepted at approximately twenty-nine nautical miles (29nm) off Flamingo Cay Light in the Northern Ragged Island Chain by Defence Force Patrol Craft HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna under the Command of Lieutenant Commander Christoper Darville. A search of the vessel resulted in the apprehension of undocumented Haitian Nationals consisting of one hundred(100) males, sixteen(16) females, and eight (8) children.
The Migrants were subsequently taken into custody and are currently being transported to Coral Harbour Base where they will be handed over to Immigration Authority for further processing.
The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Roderick Bowe, expresses his thanks and appreciation for the assistance received from the Cuban Border Guard and The United States Coast Guard in providing critical information which culminated in the apprehension of the migrant vessel.

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