NEAR KEY WEST, Fla. (WSVN) – Eighteen Cuban migrants have been taken into federal custody after coming ashore near Key West.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies and border patrol agents responded to a maritime smuggling event, Friday.

Officials said they found 18 Cuban migrants on a wooden fishing vessel.

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