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Group of 8 Cuban migrants detained after making landfall in Florida Keys

U.S. Customs Border Protection released this photo of a Cuban fishing vessel on Monday in the Florida Keys.
U.S. Customs Border Protection released this photo of a Cuban fishing vessel on Monday in the Florida Keys. (CBP)

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Eight Cuban migrants made landfall on Monday in the Florida Keys.

The migrants were aboard a Cuban fishing vessel that was named after Moby-Dick, the 1851 novel by American author Herman Melville.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies saw the migrants. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents described the incident as a maritime smuggling event.

The migrants are in the custody of CBP.


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The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.