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32 Cuban migrants apprehended in southern Bahamas

32 Cuban migrants apprehended in southern Bahamas
By Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Aug 9, 2016 - 12:00:25 AM

Coral Harbour Base, 8 August 16 (RBDF): Thirty-two Cuban migrants were
apprehended in the southern Bahamas in Bahamian waters by members of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force on Monday afternoon.
While on routine patrol, Defence Force craft HMBS Leon Smith, commanded
by Acting Lieutenant Commander Stephen Rolle, intercepted and boarded a
makeshift motor driven vessel in the area of Cay Lobos around 3 p.m. on
Monday afternoon.

Further search of the vessel discovered 31 males and 1 female, who
were then taken aboard the Defence Force craft. Arrangements will be
made to have the migrants transported to Nassau, where they will be
handed over to Immigration officials.

Source: thebahamasweekly.com - 32 Cuban migrants apprehended in southern
Bahamas -
http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/local/32_Cuban_migrants_apprehended_in_southern_Bahamas49809.shtml
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