79 migrantes haitianos rescatados después de Strands en barco por la isla
- Sábado, 23 de junio 2012 18:20
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico (defend.ht) - 79 migrantes haitianos indocumentados y 5 miembros de la tripulación fueron puestos bajo la custodia del Grupo Interagencial de Frontera del Caribe (CBIG) cuando su barco encalló en la isla de Mona, Puerto Rico.
CBIG authorities confirmed that 84 persons (65 Male, 19 Female) were on board a Honduran flagged 185-foot coastal freighter named “Jireh” which ran aground Thursday morning just off Uvero Beach in Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The group flagged authorities for assistance.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agents assumed custody of 42 Haitian undocumented aliens which were transported to the Ramey Border Patrol Station, Aguadilla, for immigration processing. At the time of publication, 42 male aliens remained on the island.
Air and Marine units from CBP, USCG, DNER, Puerto Rico National Guard and the Puerto Rico Police’s Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym) have been transporting additional agents and officers from the respective agencies, as well as provisions and materials to address the needs of the large group.