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More than 100 Cubans were arrested within 2 days of arriving in Florida by sea

This content was published on November 02, 2022 – 08:13 PM November 02, 2022 – 08:13 PM

Miami, 2 Nov (EFE) .- Nine Cuban migrants were arrested this Wednesday after arriving in Key Biscayne, an island in Miami Bay, increasing the number of Cubans who arrived in southern Florida in unsafe boats , last more than 110 is 48 hours, according to the authorities.

Today’s nine ended up in Biscayne National Park, a wildlife sanctuary in the bay of the same name, and were arrested, according to Walter N. Slosar, the Miami sector’s Border Patrol (CBP) chief.

The Cubans were a group of 8 men and one woman, all adults, who arrived in a “houseboat,” according to Slosar on Twitter.

The latter join another nine who arrived yesterday and were also arrested as they landed at Coco Plum Beach on Marathon Key in the Florida Keys.

On Tuesday, Slosar reported the arrival of 52 Cubans in just 12 hours.

According to the US Coast Guard, its agents intercepted 1,132 Cubans at sea in October, a remarkable number considering 6,182 had been intercepted in the previous 12 months.

In its most recent statement, the Coast Guard’s Seventh District reported that Coast Guard crew “Richard Etheridge” repatriated 106 Cubans and a dog that appears to have been taken to the United States after cordoning off the Florida coast last Sunday. at one of the crossings.

“Anyone attempting to illegally migrate by sea will be intercepted and returned to their country of origin or departure,” Officer Tanner Stiehl of the federal agency’s 7th District said in the statement.

“Coast Guard crews and our partner agencies have an active presence in the Florida Strait, Windward and Mona Passages to save lives and promote safe and legal migration,” he added. EFE


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