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Bahamas detain seven

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Bahamas detain seven

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – Police say they have detained seven people, including three Haitian nationals, who attempted to enter the country illegally on board a small aircraft over the last weekend.
The police and immigration authorities said that those detained also included four Dominicans and that a search was on for the pilot of the twin-engine Piper plane that rammed into a police jeep along the tiny airstrip on Abaco Island.
The police statement confirmed that a “police vehicle also received damages as a result of the collision” and together with immigration authorities were “actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the public for anyone with information to contact them”.
The police said the seven illegal migrants were arrested while at the Sandy Point Airport, Abaco.