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3 People Arrested For Jet-Skiing Across Mexican Border
U.S. Border Patrol arrested three Mexican nationals in two separate incidents this week on the suspicion that they were trying to enter the country illegally by jet skiing to SoCal beaches.
Agents took one Mexican national into custody on Thursday around 5 a.m. when they got tipped off by someone who reported a jet ski heading up the coast from Mexico to to Imperial Beach, which is just a mile north from the U.S.-Mexico border, according to CBS Los Angeles. They were notified that someone got dropped off on land, and then found a male Mexican national hiding by some rocks. They arrested him after questioning him.
In a similar incident that occurred on Sunday around 8:45 p.m., San Diego Sector Border Patrol spotted a jet ski heading up the coast near the Navy SEAL training facility, Naval Amphibious Base, in Coronado, which is about 15 miles north from the U.S.-Mexico border. At a nearby beach they found a 34-year-old man and 19-year-old woman wearing wetsuits. After some questioning, they found that they were also in the country illegally. They were arrested as well.