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115 Haitian migrants detained near Turks & Caicos

March 17, 2015

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (AP) — Authorities in the Turks & Caicos Islands say they have detained 115 Haitian migrants aboard a boat.

The government said in a statement Tuesday that the 97 men, 18 women and three children will be deported soon.

The Turks & Caicos Islands are located between Haiti and the Bahamas and have long been a destination and smuggling route for Haitian migrants.

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