By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A sailboat with 80 Haitian migrants was intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard 18 miles from Biscayne Bay.

The Coast Guard said the overcrowded boat was intercepted Sunday after they got a tip about it from a good Samaritan.

Haitians have been fleeing their country and trying to reach America, following last month’s 7.2 earthquake and the political turmoil from the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

CBSMiami.com Team