Friday, July 8, 2011

Authorities arrest 14 illegal immigrants (Coastline Pilot)

Authorities arrest 14 illegal immigrants
July 7, 2011 | 4:34 p.m.

Border Patrol agents arrested 14 illegal immigrants at El Morro beach after their panga was spotted offshore early Saturday morning.

Authorities said they believe four others fled in the panga, which was not seized. They did not have information about the four.

The boat containing the Mexican nationals was spotted about 5 a.m., said Jerry Conlin, a Border Patrol supervisor.

"There was a search, and they had to stop after a certain amount of time," he said.

The search was a joint effort involving Laguna Beach and Newport Beach police.

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