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UPDATE - Three Illegal migrants nabbed in VG!

- were walking along the North Sound public road
In the file photograph the Coast Guard boat (to right) and a one-man search party in dinghy were searching the area where the mishap occurred on December 5, 2010. The second rock from left is the area where the boat was submerged and several illegal migrants were found on rocks.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Gorda Police nabbed three illegal migrants, reported to be Haitians nationals, yesterday April 6, 2012 on the island, Superintendent Amory confirmed to this news agency.

According to him, officers picked up the three men while they were walking along the North Sound public road between 10 and 10:30 am.

"We are currently trying to ascertain how they got there. One of them have a passport, and we are still trying to verify their nationality," he added.

The men have since been handed over to Immigration authorities.

Over the past few years, the Virgin Islands Police have had to rescue a number of migrants who are trying to reach the USVI. On Sunday December 5, 2010 a fibre glass boat, containing over 30 individuals mostly Haitians, ran aground in the vicinity of Brandywine Bay. The aftermath of the accident left eight dead, four of whom were children.

The vessel named ‘Jesus LA’ departed from St. Maarten and was en route to the US Virgin Islands. However, after being spotted by US Coast Guards, the vessel sped off to Tortola. Twenty-five individuals were rescued and were eventually repatriated to their respective countries.

Two Haitians are before the VI High Court for that tragedy.

11 Responses to “UPDATE - Three Illegal migrants nabbed in VG!”

  • Mary J (07/04/2012, 09:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lawd ah mussy agin?
  • ... (07/04/2012, 13:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get them out of here!! Haitians are the last thing we need in the VI!
  • clear the air (07/04/2012, 13:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need to just help these people they are our brothers and sisters
  • justise (07/04/2012, 18:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope the catch the captain!
  • street man (07/04/2012, 21:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is always sad for all concern
  • youch (07/04/2012, 22:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to be very careful who we allow in our borders. Right now their is an outbreak of Cholera in Haiti. We can't afford to have illegal immigrants putting our people at risk. We can help them yes, but help them by building up their hmeland and not by encouraging them to come here
  • big bird (07/04/2012, 23:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least they are not dead like what happen some months ago. There is a god somewhere…no this is not st. thomas
  • ausar (08/04/2012, 07:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get them tested for cholera please!
  • mmario (08/04/2012, 10:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deport them if they are Haitians or From Santodomingo but is they are Asian/Chinese with deep $$$ pocket let them do whatever they want. Lol...what a world.

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