Coast Guard Interdicts 11 Migrants – Video

SAN DIEGO – Eleven Mexican migrants were apprehended this morning by Coast Guard officers as they tried to illegally enter the U.S. by boat.

While on patrol, the crew of a 33-foot Coast Guard Station San Diego vessel encountered the 30-foot recreational vessel El Pescador at 4:50 a.m., about three miles off Point Loma, Calif. On board, they found 11 migrants, including one pregnant woman. The Coast Guard Cutter Petrel arrived on scene shortly thereafter, and embarked the migrants.

The crews returned to Coast Guard Sector San Diego where they were met by agents from Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Border Patrol, Marine Patrol, and the HIDTA Maritime Task Force who took the 11 migrants and the 30-foot El Pescador into custody for further investigation and processing.

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