By John P. WiseBIO

9 migrants taken into custody near Tequesta

Agents looking for 4 more

UPDATED 9:41 AM EDT Apr 24, 2014

APRIL 24: Eight migrants were taken into custody and officials were looking for five more in the Jupiter/Tequesta area Thursday morning.
Photo: Joel Waldmann/WPBF

TEQUESTA, Fla. Officials have detained nine undocumented migrants in Tequesta on Thursday morning, has learned.


U.S. Border Patrol officials confirmed that the Haitian migrants -- five men and four women -- were taken into custody in the 800 block of Beach Road.

ALSO: Get Breaking News Emails, Mobile Alerts

Officials said someone called police between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., claiming to have spotted about 13 migrants.

Border Patrols agents are trying to round up the other four.

All the migrants are reportedly in good health.

Officials also said there's no sign of a boat, nor do they know who the smugglers are.

No other details were immediately available.

Please follow WPBF 25 News and for updates to this developing story as they become available.

Follow John P. Wise on Twitter at @wisejohnp
MORE: View, Share Breaking News Photos On's u local: