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Suspected migrant smuggler missing after boat capsizes near Florida

Suspected migrant smuggler missing

Suspected migrant smuggler missing after boat capsizes near Florida

Miami, Fl- The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday that two missing people who vanished off the coast of South Florida are a suspected migrant smuggler, and a 9-year-old Haitian national.

The Coast Guard said an 18-foot boat with 11 people on board capsized Sunday night while going from the Bahamas to Miami in an apparent migrant smuggling venture. 

A capsized 18-foot suspected migrant smuggling vessel floats in the water 46 miles east of Jupiter Inlet, Florida, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. The vessel capsized Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in an apparent migrant smuggling venture from Freeport, Bahamas to Miami. U.S. Coast Guard photo

A capsized 18-foot suspected migrant smuggling vessel floats in the water 46 miles east of Jupiter Inlet, Florida, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. The vessel capsized Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in an apparent migrant smuggling venture from Freeport, Bahamas to Miami. U.S. Coast Guard photo

The people were found 46 miles east of the Jupiter Inlet.

Officials say the boat capsized during an apparent migrant smuggling venture from Freeport, Bahamas, to Miami.

A Good Samaritan boat spotted nine people in the water who had been aboard the vessel and called for help.

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