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3 Cubans Stowaway in Cargo Ship Transporting Movie Equipment

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Three Cubans were found hiding in a cargo ship traveling from Cuba to South Florida.

Port Everglades spokesperson Ellen Kennedy said three Cuban nationals were found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials hiding in an auto carrier aboard a cargo ship Friday. The cargo ship was carrying movie equipment for the movie ``Fast and Furious 8'' from Cuba to Port Everglades.

According to Port Everglades, the Cuban stevedore was missing at the time the ship left Cuba. It is unknown if one of the three Cubans is the stevedore.

Customs public information officer Migdalia Artega confirmed that three Cuban nationals were confirmed but did not identify them due to privacy laws.

This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 for the latest details.

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