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70 Haitians to be deported from Puerto Rico

Published:Thursday | November 13, 2014 | 9:24 AM

United Sates law enforcement authorities say they will deport 70 Haitian migrants found on an uninhabited island west of Puerto Rico.

The US Customs and Border Protection agency says agents apprehended the group of 46 men and 24 females, including three minors, on Mona Island.

The rugged island lies in a treacherous passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

The US agency says the Haitians were in good health when they were found last weekend.

Chief patrol agent Ramiro Cerrillo says smugglers often leave migrants stranded in Mona making them believe they have safely reached Puerto Rico.

A US Coast Guard cutter brought the migrants to Puerto Rico for processing before being transported back to Haiti.


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