KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – U.S. Border Patrol agents have detained nine Cuban migrants who arrived Key Biscayne Wednesday morning via a homemade boat, officials confirmed.
According to Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar, U.S. Border Patrol and LE partners responded to the landing where they found 8 men and 1 woman.
Slosar said in a tweet that the migrants were located at Biscayne National Park about 20 miles south of Miami.
There were no reported injuries.
According to CBP officials, landings in South Florida had been up more than 200% since the beginning of October.
That number is now up to 450%, officials say.
Earlier today, U.S. Border Patrol agents along with LE partners responded to a migrant landing at Biscayne National Park & encountered 9 Cuban migrants (8 adult males, 1 adult female). The group arrived on a homemade style vessel this morning.#miami #florida #miamifl #Cuba pic.twitter.com/BHj8I1LXZ1— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) November 2, 2022