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.)
for more features.