Another Sloop Has Been Intercepted in The Turks & Caicos Islands

This time off Grand Turk

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After reports emerged early yesterday morning (Saturday 12th May) that an illegal sloop was spotted it was confirmed later in the day that indeed a boat holding 38 Haitian nationals was intercepted around 10am. 

Sloop 1

The boat which had 29 men and 9 women aboard, was captured and later destroyed by the U.S. Coastguard.

Sloop 2

Once the passengers were safely detained the sloop was destroyed and left to sink which is common practice when apprehending illegal vessels

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The detainees were then promptly flown over to Provo where they were processed by Immigration and arrangements made for their repatriation back to Haiti.

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