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1 illegal alien drowned in attempt to trespass into the US: Other 13 were arrested by CBP

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Large group of illegal tried to sneak into the United States by swimming around a barrier in San Diego, but, unfortunately, one of the swimmers drowned and another his accomplices were arrested by border patrol agents.

“On October 29, at approximately 11:38 p.m., U.S. Border Patrol agents received a notification of a group of possibly 70 people attempting to illegally swim across the international boundary from Tijuana into the U.S. at Border Field State Park,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in the official statement

After the patrol pulled 13 people out of the water. Other agents began to comb the area. As a result of the search, 23 more people were detained.

U.S. Border Patrol, along with Air and Marine Operations, U.S. Coast Guard, SDFD, and California State Parks continued to search the area in efforts to locate any outstanding persons who may have been in distress. Border Patrol agents took a total of 36 adult Mexican nationals into custody who had swam around the border barrier, 25 men and 11 women, including 13 people the U.S. Coast Guard rescued from the water. All 36 persons were taken into custody and transported to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing.

“This is yet another example of the ruthless tactics smuggling organizations use to bolster their power and profits.” said San Diego Sector’s Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke. “We will work tirelessly to pursue and bring to justice those responsible for this tragedy.”

Image: U.S. Customs and Border Protection / Flickr

Author: Usa Really