Posted on Monday, 04.22.13
Coast Guard repatriates 32 Cuban migrants
The Associated Press
MIAMI -- The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 32 Cuban migrants who were
recently picked up in waters off South Florida and the Keys.
A cutter dropped off the migrants Thursday in Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba.
They had been interdicted in three different cases since April 12.
Officials say 13 migrants were picked up April 12 after a Carnival
cruise ship reported a rustic vessel near Key West. The same day, a
Coast Guard ship picked up another 17 migrants, also near Key West. Last
Tuesday, seven Cubans were picked up near Key Biscayne, Fla.
According to a Coast Guard release, five of the 37 migrants were
transferred to Customs and Border Protection. The Coast Guard didn't say