“Royal Bahamas Defence Force makes huge surge in migrant apprehensions” –The Watch

NorthCom’s online magazine, “The Watch,” reports,

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) announced that its migrant apprehensions increased dramatically in 2021 when compared with the previous year.

RBDF Commodore Raymond King said during a January 2022 news conference that detainments in the Bahamas increased by 456% in the past year, according to The Tribune, a Bahamian newspaper. King said the RBDF is faced with “people  smugglers” who are using more sophisticated methods to evade authorities.

This is really a success story with strong USCG involvement. There was also success reported in discouraging illegal fisheries poaching.

Related:

“MASTERING EXPEDITIONARY IUU FISHERIES ENFORCEMENT IN THE BAHAMAS” –CIMSEC

“U.S. upgrades Bahamas’ maritime security” –The Watch

Damen to Build New Patrol Boats for Bahamas

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