Suspected smugglers among 16 people caught in waters off Palm Beach County
By WAYNE K. ROUSTAN | South Florida Sun Sentinel | Published: March 20, 2021
(Tribune News Service) — A 29-foot boat with 16 people aboard was intercepted about five miles off
A Customs and Border Protection aircraft spotted the boat about
The captain and some of the passengers were brought ashore for questioning and possible criminal charges by Homeland Security Investigations. The remaining passengers were taken to the
All migrants receive food, water, and basic medical attention once they are aboard a
Crew members are equipped with personal protective equipment to reduce their potential exposure to any possible cases of COVID-19. None of the migrants in these cases showed any COVID-19 symptoms, authorities said.