By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Authorities say they have detained at least 16 migrants Friday afternoon near Dania Beach.

Officials said this was a “maritime smuggling event” involving two vessels that made landfall.

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Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of 300 Federal Highway at approximately 3:30 p.m., where they detained the migrants.

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Federal officials have taken the migrants into custody.

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No additional details were immediately released.

CBSMiami.com Team