Florida woman charged in deadly human smuggling operation

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Florida woman charged in deadly human smuggling operation

A young Florida woman was charged for her alleged involvement in a human smuggling operation that resulted in the deaths of 16 migrants including children, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

25-year-old Yaqulelin Dominguez-Nieves, of Sebring, was arrested on June 12 by special agents with the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS.)

She allegedly facilitated the operation on Nov. 16, 2022, which ended in deaths when the boat migrants were on sank 30 miles off the coast of Cuba, prosecutors said.

Four of the people who died were found at sea and determined to have died by drowning. A survivor said the boat was overloaded and didn’t have any life vests on board.

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