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Cuban rafters stole boat to flee the island, Miami resident claims

The is the boat that arrived in Key West carrying nine Cuban migrants. A Miami man claimed the boat was stolen.
The is the boat that arrived in Key West carrying nine Cuban migrants. A Miami man claimed the boat was stolen. Courtesy

The nine Cuban rafters who recently arrived in Key West on a small fishing boat have been allowed to stay in the United States, despite a claim from a Miami resident that the vessel they used to flee Cuba was stolen.

"We don't have any report of a stolen boat," said Frank Miller, spokesman for the Border Patrol in Miami. He also said that the nine had been freed after being briefly detained for immigration processing.

This possibly marked the end of any legal case against the Cuban migrants.

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