Border Patrol agents arrested 43 migrants in three separate maritime smuggling events near San Diego over the weekend, authorities reported Tuesday.
The first was at 1:40 p.m. Sunday when a Coast Guard cutter encountered a vessel with 17 people aboard approximately one nautical mile west of Point Loma.
The second incident occurred at 4 p.m. when a multi-agency law-enforcement patrol spotted a boat dead in the water roughly a quarter mile west of Sunset Cliffs. After a search, the Border Patrol found 16 people aboard.
The last event was just an hour later when agents interdicted a 27-foot Sea Ray with 10 people aboard approximately 3 miles west of Point Loma.
The boats were all seized and those arrested transported to a Border Patrol station for processing.
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