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Crime CBP Arrests 30 People in 3 Smuggling Attempts Within 24 Hrs

18:00  05 november  2019
18:00  05 november  2019 Source:   nbcsandiego.com

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Customs and Border Protection arrested 30 people in total between three maritime smuggling attempts , all within a 24 hours period. CBP said these incidents point to a recent uptick in smuggling attempts by boat.

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Customs and Border Protection arrested 30 people between three maritime smuggling attempts, all within a 24 hours period, according to the agency.

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CBP said these incidents point to a recent uptick in smuggling attempts by boat.

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The first boat was discovered around 2 p.m. on Oct. 24 by the U.S. Coast Guard as it idled, broken down off the coast of San Diego.

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– Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents foiled two human smuggling attempts at separate immigration checkpoints Sunday and Monday, resulting in 16 At approximately 6: 30 a.m. Sunday, Blythe Station agents referred the seven occupants of a white Ford Expedition to the secondary inspection area for

USCG officers boarded the 19-foot pleasure craft and found it quickly taking on water with 10 passengers on board. Only four people were wearing life vests. Officers suspected the boat was involved in a human smuggling attempt.

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“Officers removed all passengers from the sinking vessel and transported them to a nearby USCG facility,” CBP said.

That’s where Border Patrol agents waited to take all 10 undocumented people into custody: six Mexican citizens and four Chinese citizens. Three of those 10 will face federal human smuggling charges, CBP said.

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The second boat, a panga, was discovered by CBP near Trestles as it headed north around 12:15 a.m. on Oct. 25. The panga landed in darkness near San Mateo Point and the 13 people aboard ran into a nearby San Clemente community.

Border Patrol agents waiting nearby detained nine undocumented people: six Chinese citizens and three Mexican citizens. The agency said one person admitted to captaining the boat and will face human-smuggling charges.

The third boat, another panga, was noticed by a “concerned citizen beachgoer” around 8 a.m. on Oct. 25. The panga dropped off a group of people on a beach in La Jolla, according to CBP.

Border Patrol agents arrived an hour later and detained 11 undocumented people: three Chinese nationals and eight Mexican nationals.

Agents intercepted the panga smuggling vessel traveling back south toward Mexico and detained the captain, a Mexican national, CBP said.

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