The Department of Immigration apprehended 23 foreign nationals over the weekend. Of those arrested, 21 were Haitians and two were Jamaicans, a statement from the department said.
During a joint operation on Friday, officers apprehended 11 Haitians and one Jamaican at various locations throughout New Providence.
That same day, a Haitian man was arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) shortly after getting off a flight from Matthew Town, Inagua. In a separate incident, a Jamaican man was arrested at LPIA after an immigration officer discovered that he overstayed his time in the country.
Officers on Eleuthera conducted an island wide apprehension exercise where nine Haitians were arrested and later transported to the Carmichael Road Detention Centre.
“It is anticipated that all persons will appear before the magistrate’s court sometime this week after further processing,” the statement said.
“We wish 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.”