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Three Men Detained After Suspicions Raised

By: AP
By: AP

Officials say a miscommunication led to the detention of three men in a cargo truck at the Port of Miami Sunday morning.

A Miami-Dade police spokeswoman says a port security officer became suspicious when the truck driver could not produce proper paperwork during a routine inspection to enter the port.

The driver also indicated he was alone in the truck, though security officers who searched the truck found two other men inside the cab.

Authorities say it's possible there was a misunderstanding because of a language barrier. The men are described as two Iraqis and one Lebanese national who are legal permanent U.S. residents.

The men remain in police custody for questioning. They have not been arrested or charged.

Authorities say the truck's contents, electrical automotive parts, matched the driver's cargo manifest.


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