SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police detained 58 undocumented Haitians on Tuesday as they tried to enter U.S. territory illegally on the west coast of Puerto Rico.
The Puerto Rico Police Department said in a communique that the Haitians were caught on the small island of Desecheo, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Rincon, a municipality on the west coast of the Caribbean island.
The communique said that among the undocumented were women and children, and that no remains exist of the boat in which they sailed to Puerto Rico.
Coast Guard personnel took charge of the Haitian group, who are all in good health. EFE