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Customs crew picks up seven illegal immigrants in boat off Point Loma

Seven illegal immigrants were apprehended Sunday about three miles off Point Loma, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff.

Agents on routine patrol spotted a red-and-white, 18-foot Chris Craft Cavalier with five females and two males on board. None carried identification.

Border Patrol agents determined the seven people were citizens of Mexico attempting to illegally enter the United States. Their ages ranged from 22 to 56-years-old. All were transported to a Border Patrol Station for processing.

An investigation is being conducted to identify and prosecute the individuals responsible for this smuggling attempt. CBP seized the vessel.

SOURCE: Press Release