Wednesday, March 27, 2024

DeSantis Details Alarming Find Aboard Haitian Migrant Boat Seized Off Florida Coast; Haiti Migrants Carrying Guns, Night Vision Tech and Drugs Arrested Off Florida Coast; UN Report Finds Haitian Gangs Armed with Florida’s Guns, FBI Arrests Floridians for Gun Smuggling

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DeSantis details alarming find aboard Haitian migrant boat seized off Florida coast:
Drugs, weapons and night vision gear were found aboard migrant vessel, Florida governor says
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday announced that state law enforcement had intercepted a vessel coming to the Florida coast carrying dozens of Haitian migrants, as well as firearms, drugs and night vision gear.
"Our Florida Fish and Wildlife offices interdicted a vessel that had 25 illegal immigrants, potential illegal immigrants from Haiti in their boat. In their vessel they had firearms, they had drugs, they had night vision gear and were boating very recklessly, which would potentially endanger other folks," DeSantis said, adding that the interdiction had occurred "recently" in the last few weeks.
"That vessel was interdicted near the Sebastian Inlet and those illegal aliens were turned over to the Coast Guard for deportation," he said.
DeSantis made the announcement at a press conference in which he also signed three pieces of legislation to deter illegal immigration into the Sunshine State.
The Republican governor had earlier this week announced an increase of personnel and aircraft to the Florida coast in light of unrest in Haiti and the potential for an increase in migration via the sea from the conflict-hit country.
The Caribbean nation has seen a significant escalation in violence as gangs have overrun the capital, burning police stations and attacking the main airport. Gangs have also raided some of the largest prisons, releasing thousands of inmates. --->READ MORE HERE
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Haiti migrants carrying guns, night vision tech and drugs arrested off Florida coast
The interception of a boat carrying 25 illegal immigrants from Haiti comes amid concerns about criminal gangs in the Caribbean nation infiltrating the US.
A boat carrying 25 illegal aliens from Haiti has been intercepted in waters near Florida, according to the state's Governor, Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis told a press conference this afternoon: "They had firearms, they had drugs, they had night vision gear...That vessel was interdicted, those illegal aliens were turned over to the Coast Guard for deportation."
Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) were conducting a patrol near Sebastian Inlet at 7.30pm on Thursday, February 29.
They stopped a 42-foot vessel which was involved in what they described as a "human smuggling operation."
Investigators found onboard 25 individuals, including five unaccompanied children, alongside the weapons, night vision gear and drugs.
The vessel operator and a passenger - both identified as U.S. citizens - were turned over to Brevard County Sheriff's Office, according to the press release.
The suspected migrants - referred to as "illegal aliens" by DeSantis - were turned over to the state's Coast Guard for deportation. --->READ MORE HERE
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UN report finds Haitian gangs armed with Florida’s guns, FBI arrests Floridians for gun smuggling

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