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La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News, May 31: 10 people arrested following immigration attempt at Windansea Beach

La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News, May 31: 10 people arrested following immigration attempt at Windansea Beach

10 arrested following immigration attempt

Border Patrol agents spotted a smuggling boat heading toward the coast early Wednesday, May 23 and arrested 10 unauthorized immigrants at a La Jolla intersection, authorities said.

Nine men and one woman who had come ashore near Windansea Beach on a panga were arrested at the intersection of Camino d la Costa and Winamar Avenue, about a block from the water, around 12:15 a.m., Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco said.

Those arrested were all Mexican citizens.

Francisco said the panga was picked up by surveillance. He didn’t know if the vessel was spotted by stationary cameras along the coast or from aircraft or a...

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