100 illegal Haitian migrants captured in Bahamas

100 illegal Haitian migrants captured in Bahamas

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) -- The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (BDF) says it has detained more than 100 Haitian migrants after stopping a vessel west of Ragged Islands.

It said the migrants, comprising 117 adult males, 23 adult females, and three children were transported to Coral Harbour Base yesterday morning, where they were handed over to immigration authority for further investigation.

Last week, eight Cubans were detained in a makeshift vessel in the Gulf Stream, west of West End, Grand Bahama.

The BDF said that, so far this year, it has apprehended or assisted in apprehending almost 1,000 migrants trying to enter The Bahamas illegally.

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