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* Four illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka detained in Miami
Wed, Apr 14, 2010, 10:10 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 14, Colombo: Four Sri Lankan men were among 14 illegal immigrants taken into custody by the police near Haulover Beach in Miami, Florida on Monday night, a news report said.

According to the Tuesday's Miami Herald the 14 illegal immigrants were men and women from Jamaica, Haiti and Sri Lanka. They were aboard a suspected human smuggling boat that landed near the Haulover Beach.

The detainees were in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and face deportation.

According to an Immigration spokesperson, the authorities have found nearly $11,000 in American and Bahamian currency, in the abandoned boat.

The identities of the detainees have not been released yet but the authorities say they include two women, one man, and one 16-year-old girl From Haiti, four men and two women from Jamaica, and four men from Sri Lanka.

Authorities on Tuesday were still searching for any additional migrants who may have gotten away in the mayhem, the report said.


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