Suspected smugglers on Jet Skis caught 30 miles offshore Key West | KeysNews.com

Two Cuban-born men on personal watercraft were arrested Friday night after fleeing from a Coast Guard cutter 30 miles south of Key West.

“It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen Jet Skis this far offshore, but it’s not very common,” said Coast Guard Investigative Service Agent in Charge Paul Shultz. “Jet Skis this far offshore screams of migrant smuggling.”

Both men had six 5-gallon fuel tanks with them and ran from the crew of the cutter Margaret Norvell for 45 minutes before giving up about 11 p.m., Shultz said.

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