On Tuesday, 8th October 2019, at approximately 6:00 PM an operation commenced on New Providence which resulted in the arrest of (56) Haitian nationals.
After processing, a total of (40) persons were committed to the Carmichael Road Detention Center. This group included (13) Males, (16) Females and (11) minors. These persons are expected to be arraigned in Magistrate’s Court sometime this week to answer charges including Illegal Landing and Overstaying.
This operation was led by Mr. Harold Thurston, Chief Immigration Officer and his team along with the K9 Unit. This operation covered areas inclusive of Carmichael Road, Faith Avenue, Potter’s Cay Dock, Hay Street and Kemp Road.
The Department wishes to remind the general public that we are committed to carrying out the mandates of our agency to combat illegal migration, by establishing effective border control management to ensure compliance with the Statute Laws of our country.