A dozen migrants detained in Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach, Florida – According to authorities, a dozen migrants were arrested along the Intracoastal Waterway in Pompano Beach.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers responded to the scene along Southeast 28th Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard at around 8:45 a.m., Thursday.
A witness Gregory Krupa said the passengers on the vessel were jumping into the water, as others ran after getting past the seawall.
“Jumped in the water… man, it was insane,” he said.
According to CBP officials, a total of 14 migrants were detained.
On Thursday morning the group left the Bahamas and are originally from Jamaica, one of the migrants said.
“We don’t want to leave,” he said. “We want a better life. No life is in Jamaica right now.”
Members of the Department of Homeland Security are also on the scene.
CBP will take custody of the migrants.