The Royal Bahamas Police Force Marine Unit apprehended 22 foreign nationals in Bahamian waters over the weekend.

Police Press Liaison Officer Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings was on the scene and briefed members of the media. She warned would be smugglers saying, “we are going to remain firm. We are going to be relentless in our pursuit and once we find out you are engaging in human smuggling, human trafficking we’re going to place you before the courts and you will rightly go where you rightly deserve.”

The group included thirteen men, six women, two children and one infant from Ecuador, Italy, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Brazil.