15 arrested after boat washes up in La Jolla
Fifteen people were arrested Aug. 18 after a panga-style boat washed up on a La Jolla beach.
A Coast Guard crew saw the boat at about 3:35 a.m. near Bird Rock, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
About 10 minutes later, the boat landed near Nautilus Street and the boat’s occupants — 13 men and two women — were taken into custody, according to CBP.
Of the 13 men, 12 are Mexican nationals and one is from Guatemala, a Border Patrol spokesman said. One of the women is from El Salvador and the other is from Guatemala.
No injuries were reported among those taken into custody. ◆
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