Authorities detain Cuban migrants boat captain in the Southern Zone

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica winds down humanitarian mission for Cuban migrants with presidential send-off Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass Carta a nuestros lectores Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep Costa Rican authorities detained five Cuban migrants who entered Costa Rican waters in a launch without complying with Immigration controls, the Public Security Ministry anounced Wednesday.The Cubans were arrested along with the captain of the boat, a Costa Rican by the last name of López, when they arrived at a dock in the southern coastal city of Golfito, according to a news release from the ministry. López could face charges for human trafficking.The detention took place one day after another six Cubans were detained in southern Costa Rican; they were being transported in a truck full of gas tanks.Thousands of Cubans have passed through Costa Rica in the past two years in hopes of reaching the United States.Read also: Costa Rica ends year with more than 26,000 ‘irregular migrants’ on the books  Facebook Commentslast_img