Four men aboard canoe in custody

Cayman Islands authorities are processing three Belizeans and one Jamaican who were intercepted by the Joint Marine Unit around 5am Tuesday after their boat engine ran out of fuel or malfunctioned.

Their canoe, about 27 feet long, was located about five miles off East End after the men called for emergency assistance. The four men, determined to be illegal migrants, were refused entry and taken into custody.

The boaters gave conflicting stories about how they arrived in Cayman’s territorial waters, according to police.

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