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PBSO intercepts 21 migrants on Peanut Island

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(PEANUT ISLAND, FLA) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office took a group of migrants into custody yesterday after they landed on Peanut Island.
Officials said that 19 adults and two children, docked at the island in the Intracoastal Waterway between Riviera Beach and Palm Beach, at about 2 p.m.
Their origin is unknown but the Coast Guard has intercepted boats previously from Haiti and Cuba.