Haitian migrants picked up at sea east of Boynton Beach repatriated by U.S. Coast Guard
5:22 AM, Jan 25, 2013
8:16 AM, Jan 25, 2013
MIAMI -- The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated ten Haitian migrants who were picked up at sea east of Boynton Beach.
Coast Guard officials say the migrants were taken to Cap Haitien in Haiti on Thursday, a week after being found on a 28-foot vessel.
Officials say Coast Guard Sector Miami received notification of a disabled vessel with 15 people on Jan. 17. Onboard were eleven Haitian migrants, two Guyanese migrants, and one Jamaican migrant.
The Coast Guard says a suspected smuggler, the Jamaican and Guyanese migrants were transferred to Customs and Border Protection officials for further processing. One Haitian migrant was transferred to the Royal Bahamian Defense Force for further processing.