Turks and Caicos Police arrests 95 migrants

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The Marine Branch of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) intercepted ninety-five irregular migrants on Tuesday evening. Out of those who have been arrested, 82 were men and 13 women, who were handed over to the Immigration Task Force.

The task force will take on the task of processing them and subsequently deporting them. Marine Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police Everet Warrican, urged those considering the arduous journey to migrate illegally to reconsider, as it is a dangerous proposition which often leads to them getting arrested or dying in an unforeseen accident.

Warrican added, “There are dangers associated with illegal migration, especially by sea. Not only are you risking your safety but that of officers escorting you to land.”

“Illegal migration poses significant risks to individuals and communities. It fuels criminal networks, exploits vulnerable people, and undermines the integrity of our borders. The RTCIPF will not tolerate such activities. Those who facilitate or support illegal migration will face the full force of the law. Let us work together to protect the safety and well-being of everyone in our community.”

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) has requested any individual with information relevant to the migration problem to contact the closest police station, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477.

Multiple nations in the Caribbean have cited illegal migration as a major problem which has been difficult to control. Not only is it an issue in terms of the internal security of a particular nation, but it also spills into subsequent economic problems.

To make matters worse, human trafficking rings and narcotics smuggling operations have been known to be deeply tied to such endeavours, thus bringing into play a plethora of issues for any nation which has to bear the brunt of illegal migration.

The recent conflict in Haiti has also affected the situation in a detrimental manner, which has forced nations in the Caribbean, specifically those that are neighbours of Haiti, to ramp up efforts to counter illegal migration.

The Bahamas is one example which has taken the task of keeping Haitian migrants out through the use of a dedicated naval force.

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