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Navy escorts Cuban vessel carrying eight to Isla Mujeres point

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Touring police officers on a beach point of Isla Mujeres came upon a boat of Cuban migrants being intercepted in Mexican waters. The migrants were reported in a boat off the northeast point of the island early Monday morning.

Elements of the Mexican Navy were already headed out to the boat to escort those on board to land. The small Cuban vessel carrying eight made landfall at 10:35 a.m. The six men and two women on board ranged in ages from 21 to 51 years of age.

It was shortly after 11:00 a.m. when they were provided food and medical attention by INM officials, headed by Ana Luisa Basurto, who was in charge of the National Institute of Migration for the corresponding procedures.

Information as to how long they were at sea or where they were headed was not provided.

Earlier this month, INM detained 10 Cuban nationals who were seen making landfall on the island of Cozumel.