The smuggling boat was intercepted by the Coast Guard near Mission Beach

San Diego (CNS)-A smuggling boat was intercepted off the coast of Mission Beach in San Diego on Sunday and 17 undocumented immigrants were arrested.

Border Patrol Special Operations Director Jeffrey Stephenson told the San Diego United Tribune that the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted the ship at about 12:50 pm.

Stephenson told the newspaper that the ship was then transported to the San Diego lifeguard station near the Kibera Courthouse and Kibera Beach.

According to the report, the 17 undocumented immigrants were handed over to U.S. Border Patrol agents and then transported to gas stations for processing.

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