Florida Keys

15 Cuban Migrants in Custody After Landing Near Key West: U.S. Border Patrol

United States Border Patrol

Agents from the United States Border Patrol took 15 Cuban migrants into custody after they made landfall Saturday near Key West.

USBP Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar posted on Twitter the migrants landed on an uninhabited island east of the city and were rescued by agents from both Border Patrol and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

USBP officials did not release the condition of any migrants detained or information on their immigration status.

Slosar posted it was the ninth time migrants have been detained in the Florida Keys during the month of March.

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