Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fairport Harbor Coast Guard detains 3 suspected illegal immigrants

A boat crew from the Fairport Harbor U.S. Coast Guard station found three suspected illegal immigrants onboard a vessel it stopped for a routine safety check.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard:

-- While on a patrol, the boat crew boarded a 15-foot pleasure craft with four men onboard near Fairport Harbor about 7 p.m. Thursday.

-- Coast Guard boarding officers terminated the men’s voyage because they did not have the required number of life jackets and had no fire extinguisher onboard.

-- Following inspection of the men’s documentation, and inconsistent responses to questions posed by the boarding officer, the men were detained pending further investigation.

-- The vessel was towed to the public dock in Fairport and the four men were taken to Station Fairport, where they were interviewed by border patrol agents.

Three of the men were then taken into custody...[Full Article]