CBP Air and Marine Operations Intercepts 34 Migrants in Offshore Smuggling Incidents

Breitbart | 12/4/2019 | Staff
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CBP Air and Marine Operations crews assisted in the interdiction of two offshore incidents this week. The interdictions led to the apprehension of 34 migrants and the arrest of at least four human smugglers.

U.S. Coast Guard officials notified U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) officials about a suspicious boat that had been observed by a Department of Homeland Security aircraft on Sunday morning. The AMO agents interdicted the vessel about one mile of the coast of Point Loma, California, according to information provided by CBP officials.

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When AMO intercepted the vessel, agents found 21 people aboard. The agents transported the occupants of the boat to U.S. Border Patrol agents for processing. Agents identified four of the people on the boat as alleged human smugglers. This included two U.S. citizens — a 39-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman. The agents identified the other two suspected smugglers as a 41-year-old Mexican male and a 38-year-old Mexican female.

Agents identified the remaining occupants of the boat as migrants attempting to illegally enter the United States, officials stated. Those included five women and 12 men from Mexico. The occupants of the boat ranged in age from 19 to 59.

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Just over 12 hours later, an AMO Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft observed a panga about 13...
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