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24 Haitian migrants in custody after 'smuggling event' in Palm Beach Shores

Boat comes ashore behind Marriott's Ocean Pointe
suspected migrant smuggling boat behind Marriott's Ocean Pointe resort in Palm Beach Shores, Dec. 27, 2022
Posted at 9:17 AM, Dec 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-27 15:52:22-05

PALM BEACH SHORES, Fla. — Two dozen Haitian migrants were taken into federal custody after the boat in which they were traveling came ashore behind a Marriott Vacation Club on Singer Island.

A 33-foot boat carrying 24 Haitian migrants came ashore Tuesday morning on the beach behind Marriott's Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach Shores, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar said.

Federal authorities were investigating the "maritime smuggling event," Slosar said.

The boat could be seen on the sand behind the Palm Beach Shores resort.

The 24 Haitian migrants are now in custody at the U.S. Border Patrol station in Riviera Beach.