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Haitian migrants charged in court

Fifty-five Haitian migrants are expected to be deported “as soon as possible” after being charged in court, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) reported. 

The defense force said 45 men and 10 women pleaded guilty to illegal landing before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux on Monday.

“A total of 311 Haitian migrants have been apprehended for the year,” the RBDF said in a statement.

“Some have already been charged before the courts and deported. The remaining will be charged later.”

The migrants were apprehended in waters off Marsh Harbour, Abaco, by RBDF, police and immigration officers on January 4.

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