Monday, January 30, 2023

Coast Guard intercepts raft headed for Florida

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) this Friday intercepted a raft with a group of Cubans headed for the Florida Keys and prevented its illegal landing.

At least four Cubans traveling on a rustic raft intercepted by a crew at the Miami Beach station were taken to the US vessel this morning.

The USCG reports almost every day on the arrests of Cuban rafters who see their dramatic journey to reach American soil frustrated; While authorities warn that the sea crossing can be fatal and try to prevent rafters from coming through illegal routes.

American border officials intercepted on Thursday night 20 immigrants south of Key LargoOff the coast of Florida, in an operation conducted by patrolling agents of the Air and Marine Operations (AMO), who tracked and located “an overloaded vessel” with the help of Coast Guard marine crews.

That same Friday, Coast Guard crews detained a large number of rafters after they landed in the Florida Keys.

Overall, they reached the coast of the United States 47 migrants They were traveling on a motorboat.

Since the beginning of the new financial year, on October 1, 2022, more than 3,724 rafters have been stopped at sea, more than half of the total In the entire last financial year, when 6,182 were reported.

The vast number of Cubans who seek to reach US territory by this route are unaccounted for and their victims’ relatives solicit any information.

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