CORAL HARBOUR BASE – A total of 14 Cuban migrants have been turned over to officials at the Carmichael Road Detention Center after being apprehended by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) on Saturday afternoon.
While on routine patrol, RBDF patrol craft P-128, coxswained by Petty Officer James Darling, intercepted a 20-foot makeshift motor vessel approximately two nautical miles east of Highbourne’s Cay in the Exuma Sound at 12:30 p.m.
The 14 undocumented Cuban males onboard were subsequently taken aboard the defense force vessel and transported to the Coral Harbour Base, where they were handed over to Immigration officials for further processing. This incident makes a total of 26 Cuban migrants apprehended by defense force officials this month.
The organization remains committed in protecting the territorial waters of The Bahamas.