Boat with 23 Haitian migrants stopped off Florida coast

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – U.S. officials say they have stopped a boat off the Atlantic coast carrying 23 Haitian migrants who were being smuggled into Florida by two Bahamian men.

The U.S. Coast Guard says 15 Haitian male migrants and 8 Haitian female migrants were detained in a Friday operation and one of the women was taken separately in an emergency boat to receive medical care. The migrants and suspected smugglers were traveling in a 25-foot boat. The two suspected smugglers were transferred to the custody of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for potential prosecution.

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