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27 Cuban Refugees Hid In Keys Mangroves; Allowed To Stay Under Wet Foot Dry Foot Policy

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U.S. Border Patrol agent Dan Schaefer rides on a Coast Guard boat as they look for possible boats smuggling humans on January 30, 2007 in Marathon, Florida. | Getty Images

Migrant smugglers who abandoned a large boat Friday at the isolated Newfound Harbor Keys may have stolen a flats boat to make their getaway on Saturday.

One suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident in which 27 Cuban refugees were dropped off at the Newfound Harbor Keys, on the oceanside off Big Pine Key. A search continues for at least one other smuggler, federal officials said Tuesday.

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