Abaco Apprehension

Acting on intelligence, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force along with other law enforcement agencies apprehended twenty-four (24) Haitian Migrants after a blue and white motor vessel landed in the Hole in the Wall area at the southern end of Abaco on Sunday, 5th September, 2014.

Defence Force patrol craft, Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna, which was on routine patrol in the central Abaco area was dispatched to Hole in The Wall to secure the migrant vessel. Additionally, Defence Force personnel stationed in Abaco, along with Immigration officials and local police are presently on the ground searching the immediate area.

The twenty-four migrants consisting of twenty-two (22) males and two (2) females were handed over to the Immigration Department with the intent to transport them to the capital.

The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Roderick Bowe, expresses his thanks and appreciation for the assistance received from the local community in providing critical information which culminated in the apprehension of the migrants.

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