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Haitian migrants detained after they dock boat near Riviera Beach
By Leon Fooksman
June 27, 2005
Eight Haitians were picked up in neighborhoods mostly in Palm Beach Shores on
Sunday morning after they docked a boat in Phil Foster Park near Riviera Beach,
Investigators said they think that at least another 10 people got away,
including as many as four who jumped into a waiting car and were driven west on
Blue Heron Boulevard.
The refugees most likely arrived from the Bahamas before 10:30 a.m. and left
the 28-foot boat docked at a construction area in Phil Foster Park, said Art
Bullock of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
After landing, they scattered from the park.
"They pulled up on the boat, and off they went," Bullock said.
The seven men and one woman taken into custody were not injured, Bullock said.
They were taken to the Krome Detention Center in southwest Miami-Dade County,
where they will face hearings.
Deputies and police from the Sheriff's Office, Riviera Beach and Palm Beach
Shores searched nearby neighborhoods for about four hours using a helicopter
and patrol cars.
Officers also stopped cars to search for passengers but found no other
Leon Fooksman can be reached at email@example.com or 561-243-6647.
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