According to the paper, suspected immigrant smugglers beached a speedboat with some "unusual passengers" on Fisher Island, which is described as a "millionaires' enclave".
On board, 28 Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's paradise. Yes, I know, they are ungrateful bastards who obviously don't appreciate all that free health care and excellent education system.
The unusual passengers? The Cubans also brought along with them six Cuban finches, which seems to have excited the authorities no end.
The humans were handed over to the US immigration authorities for processing, while the finches were taken away to a quarantine centre where they will be "observed and tested for diseases such as avian influenza".