Florida Keys are a Haven for Smugglers of Cuban Migrants

Editor’s Note: Click here to watch a video report related to this article. ISLAMORADA, Florida — Bound at the wrists and ankles, a Cuban man accused of smuggling a boatload of his countrymen from the communist island to U.S. shores is loaded off the deck of a Coast Guard Cutter and onto a small, swift vessel that whisks him to the Florida Keys. There, customs and immigration officials await his arrival at Coast Guard Station Islamorada beneath a picnic shelter used as an impromptu interrogation center. The suspect — a resident Cuban alien — is questioned about the knife, bullets […]

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