(PALM BEACH SHORES, Florida)– Two dozen Haitian migrants are in federal custody Tuesday morning as part of what officials called a “maritime smuggling event.”
Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar with Palm Beach Border Patrol tweeted the 24 migrants were found off the coast of Palm Beach after they arrived on a 33-foot vessel.
The migrants are being held in a Palm Beach Border Patrol facility in Riviera Beach.
Palm Beach, FL: Early this morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents with support from LE partners responded to a maritime smuggling event. 24 Haitian migrants were taken into federal custody after arriving on a 33 foot vessel. #borderpatrol #florida #haiti #palmbeach pic.twitter.com/lCqZGfikls
— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) December 27, 2022