Providenciales, 17 Mar 2015 – A sloop carrying 115 would be illegal immigrants (97 males and 18 females and 3 children) was intercepted by the marine division, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) at 12:40am, Tuesday, 17 March 2015.
At 11:35pm the Marine Police was alerted by immigration staff at the government’s coastal radar station of a suspicious vessel being tracked, they deployed shortly after.
At 3:35am, all Marine Branch assets returned safely to the Marine Base, South Dock and were met by Immigration and Police Officials.
All 115 individuals are now being processed by health and immigration officials and will be deported at the earliest opportunity. All appear to be of Haitian origin.
The Police can be contacted anonymously on 911 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1-800-8477. Tips can also be submitted anonymously in English, French or Spanish on either www.crimestoppers.tc or on Facebook as a fan of Crime Stoppers Turks & Caicos. Crime Stoppers tips are received in the USA.