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Haitian migrants apprehended by security


Haitian migrants apprehended by security

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NASSAU – Over four dozen Haitian migrants were apprehended in the eastern Bahamas early Wednesday during a joint exercise by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Royal Bahamas Police Force and Immigration authorities.

The police report that shortly after 10 a.m., a boat was spotted off the coast of the island of Eleuthera.

When officials arrived to the scene, they embarked on a joint exercise to take into custody the migrants, some of whom had already begun to disperse.

A search was conducted in the area and over 50 migrants were apprehended. The migrants were transported to Nassau and turned over to Immigration officials for further processing.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force says it remains committed to defending the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping borders across the country secure. (CMC)