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7 Cuban migrants detained after coming ashore near Matheson Hammock Park

Authorities are looking into a suspected smuggling operation at Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Seven Cuban migrants have been taken into federal custody after a suspected smuggling operation at Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables.

Sky 10 was over the scene Monday afternoon.

Coral Gables police appeared to have several people detained near the marina.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents investigated the incident and confirmed Tuesday that the seven migrants were detained after coming ashore in a homemade vessel.

The migrants are expected to be repatriated to Cuba.


About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.