Migrants from China make a landing in Sunny Isles Beach, feds say
U.S. Border Patrol agents took 10 people into custody they say were among a group of migrants who came ashore in Sunny Isles Beach Monday morning.
The people were caught around 11:30 a.m. in what the Border Patrol called in a statement released on Twitter, “a suspected maritime smuggling event.”
According to Miami Herald news partner CBS News Miami, the location of the encounter was at the beach at around 167th Street, north of Haulover.
The Border Patrol didn’t release anymore details about the incident on Monday. The agency did not immediately respond to questions from the Miami Herald.
CBS News Miami, citing police, reported the migrants were part of a larger group of about 15 people dropped off in the surf.
The news station reported that law enforcement searched the beach and behind nearby buildings for other members of the migrant group, but did not find more people.