US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard interdicts 33 Haitian migrants 35 miles northeast of Tortuga
MIAMI, FL (STL.News) – The Coast Guard interdicted 33 migrants Monday approximately 35 miles northeast of Tortuga, Haiti attempting to illegally enter the United States.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) crew detected an overloaded 25-foot motor vessel and launched an Over the Horizon smallboat crew. While enroute, the smallboat crew recovered six softball-sized packages of marijuana floating approximately 100 yards from the vessel. The smallboat crew then boarded the vessel and discovered 27 adult Haitian males, six adult Haitian females, three additional packages of marijuana and a package that tested positive for amphetamines.