PALM BEACH, Fla. — Fifteen people are in federal custody after U.S. Border Patrol intercepted the "foreign nationals" arriving near Palm Beach in a boat early Sunday.
Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted that state and federal partners along with Border Patrol rsponded to a "maritime smuggling event" Sunday morning that made landfall near Palm Beach.
#BreakingNews. Early this morning, #BorderPatrol Agents along with support from state & federal partners responded to a maritime smuggling event that made landfall near Palm Beach #Florida. Currently, 15 foreign nationals are in federal custody. @PBCountySheriff @CBPFlorida pic.twitter.com/YmdPELOR73— Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefMIP) November 15, 2020