Two Haitian males were apprehended in the southern Bahamas on Friday afternoon by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force after they failed to produce legal documents
While on routine patrol, HMBS Kamalamee, under the command of Senior Lieutenant Valentino Rolle stopped and boarded a 45-foot Haitian sail sloop approximately 6 nautical miles off the west coast of Great Inagua. Investigations conducted by the boarding team revealed a total of 5 Haitian nationals were on board. Two of the passengers did not produce the necessary documents to enter the country.
Both passengers along with the captain of the sloop were subsequently taken into custody and handed over to Police and Immigration officials in Inagua for further processing.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to protect and safeguard the territorial waters of The Bahamas.