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The US intercepts a boat with about 100 immigrants in southeast Florida

Miami, Jul 21 (EFE).- US Coast Guard troops intercepted this Thursday a boat packed with dozens of immigrants, about a hundred according to local media, that was sailing near the coast of Homestead, a town located south of Miami (Florida).

According to the coast guard, the immigrants were intercepted aboard a sailboat that was near the vicinity of Cayo Boca Chita, an island that is part of Biscayne National Park and is in front of the Homestead air base, in the south. from Florida.

The authorities have not specified the total number of immigrants apprehended, but local media put the group at least one hundred, among whom there appear to be minors.

At the moment, the nationality of the intercepted undocumented immigrants has not been disclosed, who are safe and in good condition on board the sailboat, according to the US Coast Guard on its Twitter account.

As aerial footage from local television shows shows, the boat has been surrounded by coastguard boats, who are seen throwing life jackets to the migrants for their safety.

Police and firefighters from Miami-Dade County have also participated in the operation, as well as agents from Marine and Air Operations of the Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP, in English). EFE

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