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TCI: Marine Branch Intercept Sloop

#Providenciales, March 28, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – A total of 86 Haitian Nationals are currently at the Detention Centre following the interception of an illegal vessel on Wednesday, March 27th 2019 around 4:30 p.m.

According to reports, the 34ft blue sloop was intercepted on the southern side of Five Cays Providenciales.

The Marine Branch M/V Sea Guardian escorted the illegal vessel to the South Dock Port containing 71 males, 14 females and 1 minor for processing and repatriation. Three packages of suspected cannabis were seized. 

The operation was incident free. 

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

Press Release: TCI Police

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