U.S. Border Patrol agents in Florida took three illegal migrants from China into custody late Friday night after the trio used a boat to make landfall on a Florida beach in a suspected smuggling attempt.
The group washed up in Hillsboro Beach, according to a tweet posted by Miami Sector Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar.
In less than a week, Border Patrol reported over 150 encounters by boat of mostly Cubans, according to Slosar.
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The sector has seen a recent influx of migrant crossings. Between October and July, border authorities in the sector encountered 2,499 migrants, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics.
Cuban migrants, who have also arrived by boat, make up the majority of sector encounters in fiscal year 2022. On Monday, Border Patrol took 15 Cuban migrants, whose boat landed in Haulover Beach, into custody.