Coast Guard intercepts migrant smuggling boat in Malibu
Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection intercepted a boat suspected of carrying smuggled migrants off the coast of Malibu on Monday.
During a routine patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin spotted a 41-foot pleasure craft operating 16 miles off the Malibu coast at 4:16 p.m.
Law enforcement teams promptly arrived on the scene and apprehended 23 migrants attempting to enter the country illegally.
Air and Marine Operations took control of the vessel, towing it to shore along with the individuals onboard for further processing by special enforcement...