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TCI: Illegal Sloop Landing

#TurksandCaicos, April 24, 2018 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Border Control and Employment and the Immigration Department confirm that an illegal vessel landed on Providenciales on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Thirty five (35) persons were apprehended in the areas of Lil Bluff, North West Point, Chalk Sound, Dock Yard and the Bight as a result of an apparent illegal vessel landing on Providenciales.  The operational response included the Tactical Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and the Immigration Enforcement Unit, Division B.  These persons are being processed and remain detained at the Detention Center until repatriation.

The Enforcement agencies of the Turks and Caicos Islands are again asking anyone with information concerning planned and landed arrival of other sloops to contact the Police anonymously on 911 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1-800-8477.

The public is reminded that it is an offence to harbour illegal persons.  Persons found guilty engaging in such activities are liable to a fine of US$20,000 or a term of imprisonment of four years, or both in accordance with Section 99 of the Immigration Ordinance 2015.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously in English, French or Spanish on either or on Facebook as a fan of Crime Stoppers Turks & Caicos. Crime Stoppers tips are received in the USA.


Release: TCIG

Photo caption: File photo

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