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24 Haitian migrants in custody after 'smuggling event' in Palm Beach Shores – WPTV News Channel 5 West Palm

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PALM BEACH SHORES, Fla. — Two dozen Haitian migrants were taken into federal custody after the boat in which they were traveling came ashore behind a Marriott Vacation Club on Singer Island.
A 33-foot boat carrying 24 Haitian migrants came ashore Tuesday morning on the beach behind Marriott’s Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach Shores, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar said.
Palm Beach, FL: Early this morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents with support from LE partners responded to a maritime smuggling event. 24 Haitian migrants were taken into federal custody after arriving on a 33 foot vessel. #borderpatrol #florida #haiti #palmbeach pic.twitter.com/lCqZGfikls
Federal authorities were investigating the “maritime smuggling event,” Slosar said.
The boat could be seen on the sand behind the Palm Beach Shores resort.
The 24 Haitian migrants are now in custody at the U.S. Border Patrol station in Riviera Beach.

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