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US Coast Guard repatriates nine Haitian migrants
Published on January 25, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

MIAMI, USA -- Crewmembers aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated nine Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, on Wednesday.

On January 12, the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant and a Customs and Border Protection marine unit interdicted a suspected migrant smuggling vessel east of Port Everglades, Florida. The crew aboard the Cormorant safely embarked nine Haitian migrants and two suspected smugglers.

The migrants were later transferred to the cutter Venturous for repatriation and the two suspected smugglers were brought ashore for further investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and Border Patrol.

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter all migrants receive food, water, shelter, and basic medical attention.
 
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