SAN JUAN – Bahamian authorities detained 11 undocumented Cuban migrants shortly after the group arrived in Anguilla Cay, southwest of New Providence, police said Tuesday.
Units of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force apprehended the eight men and three women Monday night during a routine patrol, according to a brief statement.
The Cubans are expected to be transported to Nassau, where they will be turned over to immigration.
Under a law that took effect in November 2014, the Bahamian government will not accept applications for work permits from persons residing illegally in the country and legal immigrants must carry their passports at all times.
The Bahamas, an archipelago of some 700 islands and cays off the southeast coast of Florida and north of Cuba, has a population of more than 300,000.