KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. – More than a dozen migrants were detained in Monroe County Friday morning, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar, who leads the Border Patrol’s Miami sector, tweeted that the group arrived about two miles off Key Colony Beach.
The migrants appeared to arrive on a homemade boat.
Friday’s incident comes after 22 Cuban migrants landed in Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys Thursday morning, according to Slosar.
Earlier this month, more than 100 Haitian migrants landed further up the Florida Keys, in Tavernier.
Authorities have not said from where the migrants were traveling.
No other information has been released.
#Breaking @USCG Station Marathon’s crew stopped this migrant venture from illegally landing in the U.S., Thursday, about 2 miles off Key Colony Beach.— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 24, 2023
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