MANALAPAN, Fla. — Seven people, who were men and women of Haitian descent, were apprehended after their boat landed Wednesday morning in Manalapan, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies were dispatched to the 1600 block of South Ocean Boulevard at about 9:30 a.m. to assist officers with the Manalapan Police Department.
The sheriff's office said nine migrants were seen fleeing a boat that was beached.
Chopper 5 flew over the scene at about 10:30 a.m. and spotted the boat on the beach along with multiple sheriff's office vehicles and deputies who responded to the scene.
Seven of the migrants have been located, PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.
They were transferred to the custody of U.S. Border Patrol Agents. In addition, deputies recovered approximately 460 pounds of marijuana from the vessel and turned it over to PBSO narcotics agents.
Deputies said they believe the other two migrants are hiding nearby.
Wednesday's migrant landing comes a day after 18 undocumented migrants were intercepted off the Stuart Causeway in Martin County.