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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) intercepted a sailing vessel with undocumented Haitian migrants just south of Elbow Cay on September 9.

Seventy Three Migrants Apprehended Near Elbow Cay

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) intercepted a sailing vessel with undocumented Haitian migrants just south of Elbow Cay on September 9.

According to the RBDF, a total of 73 migrants – 58 males and 15 females – were found on a 35 foot American type sailing vessel Thursday evening.

A thorough search of the vessel was conducted in a joint effort between police and RBDF officers stationed in Abaco.

The vessel was taken into Marsh Harbour and the migrants were handed over to immigration officials 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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