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Two dozen Haitian migrants in custody after ‘maritime smuggling event’ in Palm Shores

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(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.