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19 apprehended 8 miles off coast of La Jolla, USCG said


Last updated 9/16/2018 at 4:43pm

SAN DIEGO - The US Coast Guard intercepted a boat off the La Jolla coast with 19 people aboard, all suspected of trying to enter the United States illegally, an official confirmed on Sunday, Sept. 16.

A Coast Guard vessel detected the boat shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley said.

The boat was intercepted about 8 miles west of Windansea Beach in La Jolla, Customs and Border Protection officials said. No description of the watercraft was released.

All of the 19 people aboard were believed to be undocumented immigrants and were taken into custody. T...

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