WILLEMSTAD – The Coast Guard’s Metal Shark intercepted a local boat with two undocumented migrants during a routine check.
The boat came from the south. Only two people could be seen from afar, but as Coast Guard personnel approached, it became clear that there were three more people on the boat. They were hiding in the cabin.
An investigation revealed that two occupants of the boat were undocumented. The two illegals are awaiting an investigation by the local authorities.
The captain and fellow passengers are local people. They have been arrested for human trafficking and their case is pending further investigation.