Royal Bahamas Police Force flounders ongoing human smuggling operation, seizes vessel

Royal Bahamas Police Force flounders ongoing human smuggling operation, seizes vessel
Royal Bahamas Police Force flounders ongoing human smuggling operation, seizes vessel

The Royal Bahamas Police Force recently seized a 50-foot Cabin Cruiser, doubted for transporting illegal migrants in it. This seizure is another attempt of the police to fail one more human trafficking operation.

The police team came into action and planned the operation after receiving some suspicious activity near Crystal Cay in New Providence. On Thursday midnight, information was given, and on Friday morning, the operation took place.

After reaching the spot as per the given information, police spotted the vessel at the scene. The vessel named ‘My Weakness’ that was seized at the port.

According to some reports, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, a man, who was operating the vessel, ran off and escaped the law enforcement.

RBDF said in a statement, “Resultantly, the vessel was taken to the Coral Harbour Base where further investigations are being conducted. A thorough search of the craft and the surrounding area was conducted by the Marines and the K9 unit and resulted in no individuals being found on the scene.”

The Royal Bahamas Police Force confirmed that at the site, they captured 14 illegal migrants, out of which 5 were females, and 9 were males in the area. Further enquiries are going into this matter.

In the last few weeks, this incident is the latest within a series of anti-human trafficking operations.

A few weeks ago, a fisherman informed that he saw a suspected Haitian vessel that was half-submerged in the waters off Flamingo Cay.

According to the statement by RBDF, 400 Haitian nationals are supposed to get removed from the abandoned cay in the Ragged Island chain. On Monday, this was disclosed in the statement of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

Flamingo and Water Cays, Ragged Island were the areas where different groups of suspected were seen. After getting this information, Operation Bahamas Trucks and Caicos went to those areas where the suspected individuals were sighted.

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