A total of 124 Haitian migrants were apprehended early Sunday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force after they were discovered in Bahamian waters.
Sometime around 3:00 am, Patrol Craft P-125 coxswained by Petty Officer Patrick Donald intercepted a 40 – ft. sail sloop approximately 8 miles south of New Providence. HMBS Rolly Gray, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Stephen Rolle also assisted with the apprehension.
The migrants – (104 males, 17 females) have all been turned over to Immigration officials for further questioning.
The RBDF has apprehended or assisted in apprehending over 400 Haitian migrants for the year. Those migrants have since been charged before the courts for illegal landing.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping our borders secured.
RBDF Photos show: Haitian migrants boarding the bus to be transported to the Carmichael Road Detention Center
(RBDF Photos by Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle)