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U.S. Border Patrol Nabs Bahamian Smuggler; Sentenced to 36 Months Prison

Release Date: 
September 11, 2012

West Palm Beach, Fla. - On March 30, agents assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol's West Palm Beach Station arrested Lindy Davis, a Bahamian citizen, for smuggling two Brazilian migrants by boat from Freeport, Bahamas to Palm Beach, Fla.

On July 27, Davis was sentenced to 36 months in prison for violating Title 8 United States Code Section 1324 Alien Smuggling for Financial Gain.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017