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Disney cruise ship rescues fugitives off coast of Cuba

A Walt Disney Co. cruise ship has rescued three fugitives off the coast of Cuba who were wanted in New Orleans.

The Disney Fantasy found the fugitives last Thursday clinging to a capsized boat, U.S. Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. said in a news release.

Rojas said all three were wanted for violating their supervised release on federal credit card fraud charges in New Orleans.

Luis Rivera-Garcia, 26, Juliet Estrada-Perez, 23, Enrique Gonzalez-Torres, 23, were turned over to authorities in Florida.

The fugitives were Cuban nationals who were from the United States. Rojas said authorities believe the three may have been fleeing to Cuba to avoid prosecution.

They have been charged with violation of supervised release. It’s unclear if they have attorneys.

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