Tuesday, November 27, 2007

37 Cuban migrants repatriated

37 Cuban migrants repatriated
Posted on Tue, Nov. 27, 2007

The Coast Guard repatriated 37 Cubans to Bahia de Cubanas, Cuba, on Monday.

The migrants were interdicted trying to reach U.S. land in two separate
groups that included two suspected smugglers who were detained on Nov. 19.

A fishing vessel crew picked up two migrants floating on inner tubes
seven miles south of Loggerhead Key. They told the fishermen they had
left Cuba with nine men and four women. The crew of the Coast Guard
Cutter Pea Island located the other 13 migrants nine miles south of
Loggerhead Key.

Later that day, the Coast Guard interdicted a go-fast vessel carrying 22
migrants and two suspected smugglers about 24 miles south of Dry
Tortugas. The suspected smugglers are in the custody of U.S. Customs and
Border Protection.

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