#Nassau, Bahamas – January 9, 2020 — A A total of (7) foreign nationals were apprehended on Tuesday night in Grand Bahama during an Immigration-led operation supported by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence and Police forces and the United States Coast Guard.
The suspects were in the process of boarding a white 25-30 ft. open hull vessel in the area of Eight Mile Rock at about 11:30 pm. Acting on Intelligence, Operation supported intercepted the foreign nationals (5 Haitians, 1 Jamaican female and 1 Brazilian) who were suspected of being engaged in human smuggling.
The Law Enforcement Agencies have been seeing a sharp increase in the number of interdicted human smuggling events occurring in the northern Bahamas. They are committed to preventing any illicit activities in the territorial waters of the Bahamas.
Press Release: Royal Bahamas Defence Force