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TCI: Marine Branch Intercepts Two Illegal Vessels

#Providenciales, July 3, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Following detection by the Coastal Radar System, an Illegal vessel containing 30 illegal Haitian migrants was successfully intercepted on Monday, July 1st, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. by the Marine Branch Unit.

The Marine Branch M/V Sea Pursuit towed in the 30 ft illegal vessel with 25 males, and 5 females on board. While entering the entrance of the marina, two illegal migrants jumped overboard and escaped.

A second illegal vessel was intercepted by the M/V Sea Guardian on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. The 30ft vessel was carrying 20 males and 6 females.

The detainees were handed over to Task Force members who escorted them to the Detention Centre for processing and repatriation.

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

Release: TCI Police

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