Eight Hatian immigrants arrested near Boynton Beach
Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 9:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 9:05 a.m.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say eight illegal immigrants from Haiti have been arrested after they came ashore on a boat.
The boat's captain was also arrested Monday night. Police say he had a Florida driver's license and a passport from Cuba.
A resident called authorities around 8:45 p.m. after seeing the boat flash its lights on and off. Police say the people aboard the boat took off running after it came ashore around 10 p.m. All but one were quickly captured by Boynton Beach police officers, though the other man on board was caught about an hour later.
The six men and two women were not identified, and their ages were not given. Agents arrived to take them into custody early Tuesday morning.
The boat's captain was being questioned by officials.
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