Transcript for Two Young Boys Kidnapped in Florida by Parents Found in Cuba
Police say these two little boys were kidnapped by their own parents, taken on a 25-foot sail boat from florida to havana. It reminds us of the tale of elian gonzalez, the boy caught between two countries. Abc's gio benitez has the latest. Reporter: This may be the last time anyone on american soil awe joshua and sharyn hakken -- boarding their boat, in tampa last wednesday. The couple tonight accused of kidnapping their own children, 2-year-old chase and 4-year-old cole from their grandmother who had custody. She called 911. What is your emergency? My son-in-law just kidnapped his boys Reporter: Police say these surveillance photos show the couple just two hours after the alleged kidnapping. The boys inside the boat. Investigators believe the hakkens traveled 318 miles from tampa, to havana, cuba. This is the boat today at the hemming way marina in havana. The hakkens had lost custody after the father was arrested on drug charges in louisiana. Police say he attended an anti-government rally there in june. Now the family is docked in havana. The case reminding us of elian gonzalez, the boy returned to his father in cuba after the u.S. Government raided the home of his miami relatives. It was unclear today if the cuban government would assist the united states this time. Simply put, there are no laws, and we don't enjoy an extradition treaty with cuba. Reporter: The state department, knowing how delicate this is, treading gingerly. One of the department's highest priorities is the lfare of u. Citizens overseas, and this is particularly true for children, who are our most vulnerable citizens. Reporter: And tonight that cuba cooperating, telling the u.S. They'll be sent back home. Now to north korea where
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