Key Biscayne

Cuban migrants on Key Biscayne may have been smuggled, Border Patrol says

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Border Patrol suspects the five Cuban migrants who landed on Key Biscayne on Tuesday morning were smuggled.

The group abandoned their boat at Bill Baggs State Park and wandered to The Ritz Carlton at 455 Grand Bay Dr., said Border Patrol Division Chief Sgt. Todd Bryant.

When agents interview migrants, they try to find out if anyone profited from the migration or if the migrants owe anyone for the voyage, which would make the movement human smuggling.

“That’s a terrible crime. It’s a crime against humanity,” Bryant said.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc