Palm Beach, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents assigned to Miami Sector arrested a Bahamian man suspected of smuggling 11 undocumented migrants in a small vessel from the Bahamas.
In the early hours of January 14, Border Patrol agents were alerted to a maritime smuggling event in the town of Palm Beach. In a joint response with the Palm Beach Police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, agents arrested the Bahamian male suspected of smuggling migrants from China, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Border Patrol is working closely with its DHS partners to investigate this incident.
CBP welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity, including drug and alien smuggling. They can remain anonymous by calling the Border Patrol toll free at (877) 772-8146.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.