The Bahamas Department of Immigration says 74 Haitian nationals were repatriated last week.
The department said the group consisted of 21 convicted adult migrants who were lawfully detained and processed and an additional 53 migrants who were lawfully detained and processed for Illegal Landing in South Andros over the Holiday Season.
The repatriation exercise was led by senior immigration officer Vonetta Darling-Flowers and a team of eight officers from the department’s Enforcement Unit.
The Department of Immigration says it is committed to carrying out the mandates of the agency to combat illegal migration by establishing effective border control management to ensure “compliance with the Statute Laws of our country. We further wish to remind members of the public that it is a criminal offense punishable by law to harbor illegal migrants in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”