Panga Prompts Search in La Jolla

A U.S. Border Patrol helicopter and ground units patrolled the area looking for passengers

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, May 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:19 AM PDT
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A security guard patrolling the area called police around 2:30 a.m. reporting that 15 people got out of the boat and walked away together.

A security guard patrolling the area called police around 2:30 a.m. reporting that 15 people got out of the boat and walked away together.

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Seven people were taken into custody after a panga washed ashore near the Children's Pool in La Jolla.

A security guard patrolling the area called police around 2:30 a.m. reporting that 15 people got out of the boat and walked away together.

Those people detained were stopped by officials near the post office.

A U.S. Border Patrol helicopter and ground units patrolled the area and ultimately arrested 14 people.

One woman and 13 men, all Mexican nationals, were detained at the scene. Their ages are unknown.

Check back for details on this developing story. 

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