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Dominican fishermen released from jail in the Bahamas

On Monday, 7 August 2017, 50 Dominican fishermen returned to Puerto Plata, after remaining prisoners for eight months and 12 days in the Bahamas for fishing illegally in Bahamian territorial waters.

The group returned to the Dominican Republic on the Dominican Armada patrol boat, the Almirante Didiez Burgos that traveled to Bahamas to pick them up.

Relatives, friends and an official delegation headed by Puerto Plata provincial governor Ivan Rivera, port commander, Captain Sandy Espaillat, and the president of the local Association of Fishing Boat Owners, Luis Heredia participated in the meeting to welcome the fishermen home.

They reported that Victor Beriguez Diaz, captain of one of the two seized Dominican boats, who was sentenced to 16 months in prison, is still in jail in The Bahamas.


Aug 11, 2017

Category: DR News |

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