CORONADO, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two Mexican nationals on the beach near the Navy Seal team training facility after they entered the U.S. illegally by jet ski on Sunday.
The Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC), located at the United States Coast Guard Sector San Diego, observed two jet skis heading towards the shore line near the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado at arounf 8:45 p.m.
JHOC alerted U.S. Border Patrol agents that were patrolling the area. Agents responded and found a 34-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman in wet suits covered in sand.
An immigration inspection revealed that the individuals were illegally present in the U.S.
The man and woman were placed under arrest by Border Patrol agents and transported to a local Border Patrol station for processing.
The U.S. Border Patrol in collaboration with Federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies coordinates operations through the Regional Coordinating Mechanism (ReCoM) to address transnational maritime threats along the Southern California coast. The ReCoM mission is to increase homeland security by eliminating transnational crime along the coast. The Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) in San Diego is the tactical command center for ReCoM.
If you have information about maritime smuggling or suspicious activity along the coast of California, please contact the Joint Harbor Operations Center at 1-800-854-9834 or 9-1-1.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.