On September 26 US Border Patrol Agents arrested 15 illegal immigrants in a panga boat that came ashore near Mission Beach.
NBC San Diego reported that the boat was initially spotted on the ocean around 3:45 am. It was “moving north, directly west of Belmont Park.” Border Patrol Agents were dispatched to the location and were waiting on Mission Beach when the boat washed ashore at 4 am.
Border Patrol officials said “14 men and one woman were in the boat–all of whom were Mexican nationals” between the ages of “12 and 47 years old.”
A witness said all 15 occupants “were told to lie down on the boardwalk while agents cuffed them and secured the scene.”
All the occupants were arrested.
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