Originally posted on: Friday, November 28, 2008 by NBC2 News
Last updated on: 11/28/2008 6:44:59 PM
LEE COUNTY: One day after coming ashore on Boca Grande seventeen Cuban
migrants have been released in Miami.
The nine men and eight women were taken to a border patrol office in
Pembroke Pines where they were processed.
A border patrol agent says they were checked over at Miami heath clinic,
then set free.
They are all due in court in the next few weeks.
The group came ashore about two Thanksgiving morning.
A security officer on routine patrol spotted them and called deputies.
Under U.S. policy, Cubans who make it on shore are generally allowed to
Authorities have not located the smugglers or vessel used to get the
group from Cuba to Florida.