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Royal Bahamas Defense Force investigates possible illegal landing in New Providenciales

#Bahamas, November 11, 2017 – Nassau – The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is investigating reports of a Haitian wooden sloop landing in the southwest area of New Providence.

The incident occurred sometime overnight or early morning.   Total suspected migrants on board are unknown at this time.   However, the Defence Force has several teams conducting a search of the surrounding areas, and has been joined by Immigration officials.   Total undocumented migrants apprehended by the Defence Force for the year is approximately 1,100; half of these apprehensions were made jointly with local Immigration and Police authorities, and the United States Coast Guard.

Press Release: RBDF

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