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Bahamas: Three men arrested and charged for illegal landing following viral video showing migrants living in bus

ABACO, BAHAMAS — A widely shared video allegedly showing three undocumented Haitian migrants living in a school bus on Abaco led to their arrest and ultimate conviction for illegal landing in the Magistrate’s Court today.

The Department of Immigration in a statement said an investigation was launched into the video after an official complaint was lodged.

“On 19th April, 2021, a joint operation consisting of officers from the Department’s Abaco District, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and officials from the Departments of Housing and Environmental Health led to the arrest and subsequent conviction of three Haitian adult male migrants,” the department noted.

“An official complaint was lodged with the department after a video made the rounds on social media of a school bus that had been converted into a dwelling home for suspected illegal migrants in the Dundas Town, Abaco area.

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