On June 8, a coordinated effort involving the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Cuban Border Patrol (CBP), and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) led to the successful apprehension of 108 Haitian migrants near Cay Sal Banks in the Southern Bahamas. This operation was initiated by intelligence provided through Operation Turks and Caicos (OBAT), which facilitated the apprehension. The migrants’ vessel was subsequently sunk at sea.

RBDF’s surface asset, HMBS Lawrence Major, has been deployed to rendezvous with the migrants and provide transportation back to the Coral Harbour base. Upon arrival, the migrants will be handed over to Immigration Officials.

Commodore Raymond E. King reaffirmed his dedication to fostering enhanced collaboration between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and both local law enforcement agencies and regional partners. He emphasized that through joint operations and proactive information sharing, these strategic alliances act as force multipliers, effectively addressing both current and potential challenges.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of The Bahamas by maintaining a continued presence in keeping our borders secured through partnerships with local and international agencies.

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