MARATHON, Fla. – Officials took nearly a dozen Cuban migrants into custody in the Florida Keys Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, who leads the agency’s Miami sector, said the 11 Cuban migrants attempted to board a dump truck after their boat made landfall in Marathon.
Slosar shared photos of the migrants on Twitter and said they were not injured.
The number of Cuban migrant landings has skyrocketed compared to previous years, officials have told Local 10 News.
Early this morning, Miami Sector Border Patrol agents with support from @mcsonews responded to a migrant landing near Marathon, FL & encountered 11 Cuban migrants attempting to board a dump truck after making landfall. No injuries were reported.#borderpatrol #florida #DHS #Cuba pic.twitter.com/WZQwKnfccY— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) October 26, 2022