Border Patrol Seizes WaveRunner in Smuggle Attempt

By R. Stickney
|  Monday, Sep 14, 2009  |  Updated 3:01 PM PDT
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It's Like Using a Vespa to Storm the Castle

U.S. Border Patrol

If this keeps up, the U.S. Border Patrol won't need fancy, fast boats.

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People trying to smuggle illegal immigrants into the U.S. have used hidden compartments in cars, tractor trailers, boats and even tunnels. 

U.S. Border Patrol agents report they confiscated a WaveRunner along the Imperial Beach coastline Saturday night that they believe was used to help two men cross the U.S./Mexico border illegally.

At about 9:20 p.m., an agent reported seeing a watercraft heading north into the U.S. from Mexico. Once the agents arrived at Seacoast Drive they found the abandoned Yamaha WaveRunner but no one else. They searched the area and arrested two men hiding in a bush near the WaveRunner, agents said.

Upon questioning, agents charged one of the arrestees with human smuggling and seized the Yamaha WaveRunner.

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