• Border Patrol, other agencies respond to suspected migrant smuggling operation off Key Largo

    5 days ago - By Bésame

    Authorities are working to remove dozens of passengers from a grounded sailing vessel off Key Largo as they investigated what they described as a suspected maritime smuggling event.
    U.S. Border Patrol, Coast Guard and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units have responded to a possible migrant vessel near Ocean Reef Club, at around 3 p.m., Saturday.
    Just after 5:20 p.m., 7SkyForce hovered above the offshore vessel and Coast Guard crews slowly removed the people on board.
    Coast Guard crews used at least three of their small inflatable boats to remove the passengers from the vessel.
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