NASSAU – Bahamian authorities say they detained 53 undocumented immigrants from Haiti and Jamaica over the weekend.
They said the U.S. Coast Guard, which assisted in the operation, intercepted a 44-foot vessel just off the Great Isaac Bank with the 53 migrants on board.
Besides the 52 Haitians and one Jamaican, police detained two Bahamian nationals, including the captain of the vessel.
More than 200 migrants from Haiti were intercepted in the Bahamas last month.
Separately, six Bahamian men are in custody after they were arrested for being in possession of 250 pounds of marijuana.
The men, ranging in age from 23 to 48, were arrested over the weekend after they were observed near a moored 18-foot vessel where the marijuana was found, police said.
Authorities estimated the value of the drug consignment at $350,000.