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Coast Guard repatriates 9 Haitian migrants

Two suspected smugglers remain in custody

The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous is based on Saint Petersburg, Fla. (UNITED STATES COAST GUARD)

MIAMI, Fla. On the anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake, several Haitian migrants' hope to get to U.S. land was squashed.

The Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant and a Customs and Border Protection marine unit spotted a vessel with 12 Haitians, east of Port Everglades, Jan. 12.

For ten days on the ship, the migrants were fed and got medical attention, the Coast Guard said. And on Wednesday, nine of them returned to Haiti at Cap Haitian.

Two others in the vessel suspected of organized smuggling were in the custody of Homeland Security Investigations and Border Patrol.