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TCI: Illegal Haitian Sloop Intercepted

#TurksandCaicos, May 16, 2018 – Providenciales – An Illegal vessel containing 41 illegal Haitian migrants was intercepted in the vicinity of The Bluff off Providenciales on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018.

According to 911 Central, around 9:00 p.m., on the said date, Coastal Radar Officials identified a sloop, 2.5 miles from the Bluff Area.  The Marine Branch M/V Sea Guardian already on Patrol  successfully intercepted the sloop with 35 males and 6 females onboard.

The detainees were transported to the South Dock Port and handed over to Task Force members who escorted them to the Detention Centre for processing.

Please contact the Ministry of Border Control and Immigration for further questions.


Release: RTCIPF




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