At approximately 8:30pm on January 8, while on a routine coastal patrol in the Marshall Rd. area, marines attached to the Defence Force’s Commando Squadron department discovered 6 men of mixed nationalities hiding in nearby bushes.The team lead by L/S Deavien Duncombe initially discovered 2 men who attempted to evade capture by fleeing to nearby bushes. The men were pursued and captured however, during the pursuit, an additional 4 men were discovered and taken into custody. The team reported hearing boat engines in the immediate area.The Commando Squadron marines were augmented by marines from the Coral Harbour Duty Watch as well as members of the Department of Immigration who blanketed the area to uncover any additional foreign nationals who may be hiding in the vicinity. No additional foreign nationals were discovered. The 6 men appeared to be in good health and were attended to by a Defence Force Medic before being handed over to Immigration Officials on the ground.This interception reportedly foiled a migrant smuggling activity from New Providence to the United States. Our security environment has become very volatile and uncertain. Therefore, it is the strategic intent of Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond E. King for the Defence Force to become more agile (flexible and adaptable) to its environment to be successful. The RBDF remains committed to guarding our heritage.