Two Cubans arrived in Florida aboard a delta wing with motor
HAVANA, March 26th Dos Cubanos were arrested this Saturday at the International Airport of Cayo Bone (southern Florida), where they arrived aboard a delta wing with a motor, police sources confirmed to Efe.
Adam Linhartd, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, reported that the two Cuban citizens, who said they have no information, were delivered to the border patrol.
Photography assigned this Saturday, March 25 by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in which the Motor Delta Wing was recorded
The arrival occurred at 10:30 local time (14:30 GMT) and apparently, the Cubans had not suffered problems during their flight.
The border patrol was limited to informing in their networks of the detention of the two migrants without giving details and thanking the collaboration of the Monroe Sheriff’s office.
The tourist island of Cayo Bone is located about 160 kilometers from Cuba and is like the rest of the Florida keys an area where rudimentary vessels land in which the neighboring country leaves.
Air arrivals, such as today, are not usual.
In October 2022, a Cuban pilot at the controls of an ancient Monomotor Antonov plane, of Russian manufacture, landed at the Dade-collier training and transition airport, located in the middle of the immense wetland of the Everglades.
In the fiscal year of 2022 (from October 1, 2021 until September 30, 2022), a total of 6,182 Cuban migrants were intercepted in the waters of the Florida Strait, a figure well above the 838 detainees the previous period fiscal.
So far from the current fiscal year, initiated on October 1, 2022, 5,862 Cubans have been intercepted, a high figure taking into account that of the entire previous fiscal year.
Cubans have also been arriving in record amounts since 2021 to the land border with Mexico, but since January they have a humanitarian program that allows the beneficiaries to enter and work in the US for two years if they have a sponsor that is responsible for them economically.
The measure, which also applies to Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, and Haitians, aims to avoid massive immigration to the border.