Turks and Caicos, June 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Around 12:01am today (Monday 5th June 2017), The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Marine Branch officers intercepted an illegal Haitian Sloop at six miles off South Dock, Providenciales.
The 30ft blue, white and red sloop bearing the name “Philo Byen Se Mal” supported by a 20 Horse Power Johnson Engine had onboard fifty-eight (58) males and seven (7) females from Haiti. Upon arrival at the South Dock, they were handed over to Immigration Officials and escorted to the Detention Centre for processing and detention.
A search for illegal drugs and firearms were conducted on the sloop, but nothing was found.
The communities of the Turks and Caicos Islands are encouraged to contact law enforcement with any information concerning the whereabouts of any illegal migrants or on pending sloop arrivals.
Press Release: RTCIPF