A dozen Haitian immigrants arrive on Fla. beach

Posted by Sheli Muniz -email

 MANALAPAN(AP)--- U.S. Customs and Border Protection says about a dozen Haitian immigrants arrived on a South Florida beach after being dropped off by a boat.

Authorities were called to Manalapan, about 10 miles south of West Palm Beach, Thursday evening.

Five adults and two infants were taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach. They were released and are being processed at the West Palm Beach Border Patrol station.

A spokeswoman for the federal agency said the immigrants reported paying between $1,000 and $3,500 to be smuggled into the United States. They stopped first in the Bahamas.

Officers are still searching for the other five immigrants.