Immigration arrest 21 Haitians, 2 Jamaicans in Operation Fresh Start

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Twenty-one Haitians and two Jamaicans were arrested by Officers of The Department of Immigration last Friday, February 8, as Operation Fresh Start continued in the capital in various communities inclusive of Nassau Village, Pinewood Gardens, Flamingo Gardens and Bain Town, amongst others.

The apprehended Haitians comprised of 11 males, nine females and one child, according to a  statement released Sunday from the Department of Immigration.

Those Haitian and Jamaican nationals were transported to the Carmichael Road Detention Center for further processing.

Immigration said Friday’s arrest was a joint operation conducted by the Immigration Department, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Bahamas Customs.

Immigration said the operation was carried out to apprehend illegal immigrants and wanted persons, to prevent and detect crime, to seize un-customized goods and to ensure that residents are safe.

“Additionally, several persons and vehicles were stopped, checked and persons arrested for various criminal offences along with several seizures made by The Customs Department,” Immigration said.

“The intent of this ongoing operation is to remind the general public that the agencies are serious and united in carrying out their mandates of combating crimes in all form and ridding the country of illegal immigrants.”

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