The smugglers’ boat washed up on Ponto State Beach. Courtesy CBP

Border Patrol agents foiled an attempted maritime human smuggling attempt Monday in northern San Diego County, intercepting a skiff that had ferried a group of suspected undocumented immigrants into the United States by sea.

Customs and Border Protection officers captured the seven men about 6 a.m., after they landed on Ponto State Beach in Carlsbad, according to CBP public affairs.

The federal personnel detained the group of Mexican nationals, who will be processed for deportation, and impounded the small outboard-motor boat.

–City News Service

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