Officers of the Marine Branch Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and Officers of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources while on patrol, responded to the area of Seal Cay on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 following reports the illegal vessels were in that area.
Two Panga type vessels were intercepted around 11:00 a.m.
Eight Dominican Nationals were immediately arrested and taken into custody by Officers of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources for processing and further investigations.
No marine products were found on the vessels.
Both the Ministry of Health and The Ministry of Immigration were informed.