MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted the 37-foot pleasure craft, Bada Bing, with three Brazilian migrants, one Jamaican migrant and two suspected smugglers on July 30 about 30 miles east of Hollywood, Florida, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release.
The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC-1101) crew located the pleasure craft with six people aboard during a patrol and safely embarked two Brazilian adult males, one Brazilian adult female, one Jamaican adult male and two potential smugglers.
All six people were transferred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. “People should never trust these criminal organizations with their lives,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Rodriguez, Coast Guard 7th District operations branch. “Attempting to smuggle yourself into the country via the maritime environment is both extremely dangerous and illegal. With the consistent danger these smuggling ventures present, our crews and partner agencies remain persistently vigilant to protect lives and enforce federal laws.”