Nineteen Haitian refugees taken into custody near Sailfish Point

(Source: MCSO)

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office took 19 Haitian refugees into custody after an early morning landing near Sailfish Point.

MCSO Uniform Road Patrol responded to a call of trespassers just before 2:00am.

After a brief search, 19 refugees were located, including one infant.

The MCSO Aviation Unit was able to locate the boat used to transport the group, US Customs and Border Patrol assisted with search.

The Haitian refugees are now in the custody of border patrol officials.

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