10 Cuban migrants taken into custody in Marathon

(U.S. Border Patrol)

MARATHON, Fla. – U.S. Border Patrol agents and deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a maritime smuggling incident in Marathon Tuesday morning, authorities confirmed.

According to Border Patrol officials, 10 Cuban migrant made landfall in Marathon early Tuesday.

They arrived on a homemade vessel and were taken into custody.

The group is expected to be repatriated back to Cuba.

No other details about the migrants and their conditions were immediately released.

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