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9 migrants arrested after boat landing on Palm Beach near Mar-a-Lago

Second human smuggling case since Sunday
Boat from human smuggling operation on Palm Beach, Fla.
Posted at 11:38 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 11:38:47-05

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Nine undocumented migrants were taken into custody Monday morning after a boat landed on Palm Beach, according to the United States Border Patrol.

Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted that agents responded to the maritime smuggling event near Mar-a-Lago.

Modlin said two of the foreign nationals were aggravated felons.

This is the second human smuggling case in as many days near Palm Beach.

Fifteen people, 14 Haitians and one Bahamian, were taken into federal custody after U.S. Border Patrol intercepted a boat early Sunday.