Bahamas detains 5 Americans for illegal fishing

2015-09-07 12:27

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Nassau - Authorities in the Bahamas have detained five Americans for fishing without permits in the archipelago's waters.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force said in a statement released on Sunday that the Americans were detained on Saturday afternoon near Great Isaac Cay, which is located between the islands of Bimini and Grand Bahama, about 90km east of the Florida coast.

The statement says the men were travelling in a 13m boat and carried fishing and diving equipment. They had no fishing permits and had not cleared Bahamas customs or immigration.

The Americans were turned over to Bahamas customs, immigration and police authorities.

Their names and hometowns were not released.

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