STOWAWAYS CAUGHT AT PORT
Posted At: 12/14/2002 12:00 AM
- PIO Number: 02-12-29
STOWAWAYS CAPTURED AT PORT EVERGLADES
BSO Case Number: 02-12-6062
Victim(s): United States of America
Suspect(s): Five Colombian males, names unavailable
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies at Port Everglades took five stowaways who arrived aboard a freighter from Colombia into custody this morning.
Deputies received information that the five men, all claiming to be Colombian citizens, were hiding among the containers loaded aboard the ship “Madeline” which arrived at Port Everglades after leaving Bueno Aventura (?), Colombia. BSO Area 14 (Port) deputies surrounded the ship and took the five into custody without incident at 11:40 a.m.
Three of the stowaways appeared to be suffering from dehydration and were transported to Broward General Medical Center for treatment. All five are being turned over to the Immigration & Naturalization Service.
For further information, contact INS.
INVESTIGATORS: THIS REPORT BY:
Area 14 / Port Everglades: Sgt. Erwin Jim Leljedal / PIO
12/14/02 4 pm
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