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Federal Authorities Take Haitian Migrants Into Custody After Coming Ashore In Key Biscayne

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Federal authorities said they've taken a group of Haitian migrants into custody after coming ashore Tuesday afternoon in Key Biscayne.

In all, 42 migrants, including children, are now in federal custody.

Border Patrol said this was a smuggling operation. The vessel involved was seized.

Haiti's southwestern peninsula was hit earlier this month by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, killing at least 2,200 people, injuring more than 12,000 others and destroying nearly 53,000 houses.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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