More illegal migrants held in The Bahamas

nassau — One day after a Haitian woman drowned and scores of other illegal Haitian migrants were apprehended in an illegal smuggling attempt on New Providence, dozens more illegal Haitian migrants were caught entering The Bahamas yesterday.

Royal Bahamas Defence Force Public Relations Officer Lt. Origin Deleveaux said that 62 migrants were apprehended at Cistern Cay, Exuma around 9 a.m.

Deleveaux said officers discovered 50 males, seven females and one child on board a wooden Haitian sloop anchored just off the cay.

The other three migrants were actually on the cay when they were apprehended, according to Deleveaux, who said the immigrants had no injuries.

Immigration officials also reported apprehending 30 illegal Haitian migrants from an area called Hole in the Wall near Sandy Point, Abaco yesterday.

According to Director of Immigration Jack Thompson, immigration officers in Marsh Harbour apprehended 26 males and four females who claimed to have travelled from Port-de-Paix in a Haitian wooden sloop.

All of the illegal migrants were taken to the Carmichael Road Detention Centre. (Nassau Guardian)

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