The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says it has detained a boat captain and 14 migrants Friday after its vessel was rammed, damaging two engines.
Bazaelius Francois, 30, is now facing two counts of Aggravated Battery on a Police Officer following the incident that happened around 9:00 a.m. this morning near the Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County.
The migrants will be handed over to the U.S. Border Patrol, the sheriff’s office adds.
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