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Acting on information received, Sandy Point Police captured 27 Haitian migrants in the area of the Hole in the Wall road just after seven in the morning on July 11. After receiving reports of suspected migrants coming out of the bush the Police investigated the area finding seven male and two female Haitian nationals. They appeared to have been dehydrated and were later taken for medical treatment in Sandy Point.

Illegal Immigrants Caught Near Sandy Point

Illegal Immigrants
A group of 27 migrants were captured outside of Sandy Point and turned over to the Department of Immigration for processing on July 11. (stock image)

Acting on information received, Sandy Point Police captured 27 Haitian migrants in the area of the Hole in the Wall road just after seven in the morning on July 11.

After receiving reports of suspected migrants coming out of the bush the Police investigated the area finding seven male and two female Haitian nationals. They appeared to have been dehydrated and were later taken for medical treatment in Sandy Point.

While Police were on scene another five Haitian migrants drove to the area to meet the persons already in custody and they were subsequently arrested as well.

At about 11:45am were able to capture another thirteen migrants all of which were male except for one. They are being processed by the Department of Immigration and after they receive necessary medical treatment will be sent to Nassau for further processing.

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About Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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