PALM BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — A U.S. Coast Guard crew apprehended two men after stopping their boat with nearly two dozen Haitian migrants on board off the coast of Palm Beach.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge, with the help of Customs and Border Protection, stopped the 25-foot vessel about 10 miles east of Palm Beach on Friday.
.@USCG and @CBPAMO interdicted 23 illegal Haitian migrants and two Bahamian suspected smugglers approximately 10 miles east of Palm Beach, Friday. More here: https://t.co/C4D1SR5Xpg#D7 #USCG #Ready #Relevant #Responsive pic.twitter.com/M9zoQjysNJ
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) October 11, 2020
The two suspected smugglers were placed under arrest.
Officials said there were 23 Haitian migrants on board. A female migrant was medevacked in unknown condition.
The other 22 migrants have since been repatriated.
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