A racket at the[LPIA] is confirmed in a report to the government of The Bahamas, who seem powerless to break the illegal ring entering the country.
Bahamas Press has learned that a report was submitted to the Cabinet of the Bahamas revealing that hundred of illegal individuals without title or status are being allowed access into the country without any proper documentation. One source confirmed that many of the persons entering come in undetected by officials.
“The government of The Bahamas has turned a blind eye to the report which confirms that more persons are entering the country through the front door, than those entering through the back door [with Haitian sloops and power boats],” a ministry of immigration official told Bahamas Press.
“Almost every night a plane load of people under the dead of night disembark from a private carrier at LPIA. The plane arrives at times early in the morning when immigration and have left their early morning duty.
“We are aware of this matter and whilst our men are on the ground sweeping the ground monitoring the backdoor areas of the country, we are keenly aware that there is a racket now at the airport allowing these planeloads clearance into the country in the dead of morning,” the immigration officer noted.
The report was presented to the Cabinet for action however little is known about how vast the network is and what other countries are involved.
“We know for a fact that some of these people trafficked and cleared on flights entering the Bahamas are strippers for some club owners in rotation in the country. And some are simply persons being smuggled through the country for entry into the United States ,” the source noted.
“Persons would remember that of the terrorists in the September 11th attacks did used the Grand Bahama as a channel through the country where he took part in the attacks on the .”
One wonders how much more persons are being moved into the Bahamas on these carriers at LPIA, where the individuals are allowed entry. Who are these individuals? Are some more terrorist onboard the flights and given access through the country? One will never know, until perhaps the report is published or acted upon.
Bahamas Press has learned that the reports like many others – despite its serious nature – is collecting dust somewhere in a Cabinet folder.