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Disney cruise ship rescues wanted men off coast of Cuba

Published 26/04/2016

A cruise ship operated by Disney picked up the wanted men
A cruise ship operated by Disney picked up the wanted men

A Walt Disney cruise ship has rescued three men off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in the US.

The Disney Fantasy cruise ship found the fugitives clinging to a capsized boat last Thursday, US Marshal Amos Rojas Jr said.

In a press release, he said all three were wanted in New Orleans for violating their supervised release on federal credit card fraud charges.

Twenty-six-year-old Luis Rivera-Garcia, 23-year-old Juliet Estrada-Perez and 23-year-old Enrique Gonzalez-Torres were turned over to authorities in Florida.

The fugitives were Cuban nationals who were from the US. Marshal Rojas says authorities believe the three may have been fleeing to Cuba to avoid prosecution.

They have been charged with violation of supervised release. It is unclear if they have lawyers.

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