EL SEGUNDO (CBS) — A wayward fishing boat that washed ashore in El Segundo last week had over a dozen illegal immigrants onboard with criminal records.

Federal law enforcement officials intercepted the vessel around 6:45 a.m. last Wednesday and arrested 20 passengers including four females and a juvenile.

After being detained by U.S. immigration agents, 14 of the passengers were found to have been convicted of murder, robbery, burglary, spousal abuse, animal cruelty and weapons charges, most of whom had previously been deported back to Mexico.

The detainees reportedly told law enforcement officials they had paid as much as $8,500 each to return to the U.S.

Police said the group was initially headed for Long Beach or San Diego but the weather ultimately knocked the boat off its course and ended up in El Segundo.

“Where they landed actually was advantageous for us because they landed on a beach that was next to a power plant that was fenced off, and we were able to arrive on time and capture them,” said El Segundo Police Lt. Dan Kim.

The boat captain and his assistants have been charged with conspiracy to bring illegal immigrants into the U.S., according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Over 200 “panga” boats carrying illegal immigrants have been seized between Orange County and Santa Barbara over the last year.

Comments (27)
  1. doviWivob says:


    1. Whiskey Tango says:

      Just shoot the wetb@cks and send the bodies back to there third world country.

  2. Rick says:

    14 out of 20 passengers have criminal records? So were they coming back for that better life…or to continue their crime spree?

    1. icecream says:

      It is all the same !

  3. cj says:

    I bet they gave them a drivers license, food stamps, WIC for the kids and promised not to impound their boat!

    1. Teufel Wolf says:

      Needs a LIKE button.

    2. Ophelia says:

      cj I agree. Sad but true. We are the only country that has a welcome mat out front. I look at the bright side of things…I don’t have any kids of my own so I’m supporting the anchor babies and their babies mama.

  4. rked says:

    “Over 200 “panga” boats carrying illegal immigrants have been seized between Orange County and Santa Barbara over the last year.”

    ….So does this mean that All of the ILLEGAL’s inside these ‘panga’ boats were Captured as with this lucky case…????—Doubtfull & does obozo have even 1 leg to stand on when he & nappy & holder advise us that the “border is secure”….???!!!!–Thought NOT!!!

    1. icecream says:

      Hey Bozo,
      The borders are no less secure than they were 10 years ago.

  5. wobbles says:

    If this many are making it onto our beaches it sounds like the Coast Guard isn’t doing a very good job of the whole guarding the coast thing…

    1. Teufel Wolf says:

      Not only did they make it to the beach, but they made it to a restricted beach near a power-plant.

  6. ZMEIR says:

    So, what are you gonna do? Deport them again?

  7. El Guapo says:

    It all a joke. Cat and mouse. They deport them one day and they get caught, they keep trying until they succeed.

    1. carolyn walker says:

      Yeah, we had one illegal who was deported six times for drunk driving……the seventh time …He killed himself and a young couple.He kept coming back….and got away with it..

  8. Corruption says:

    The Mayor shook all their hands and told them they will never have to work again or follow any laws.

  9. Wake up People says:

    And we wonder why Stockton California is close to bankruptcy! Obama and Holder will try to tell us that Illegals are good for the economy but take a look at Stockton and see our future. 4 times the violent crime, zero police control, police shootings, drug abuse and of course a high illegal population.
    We have already lost the battle people. Our officials are in bed with these criminals and there is nothing we can do about it. California is a one party state run by liberal unions. Illegals are votes !!!

    1. Brian Harrington says:

      take a look at los angeles 99 precent illegal I don’t go to mexico because mexico is right here

    2. MIKE says:

      if they ever did deport the mexicans the blacks would eat you white folks up. LOL

  10. WATCHITGO says:

    And we will send them back and soon they will return again! We don’t have money in the budgets for fire and ambulances, but we spend billions of dollars on illegal aliens! I am tired of the politically correct attitude of Brown and Obama, and want our governments to stand up and say enough is enough. It is not just Stockton that is on the verge of bankruptcy. When I moved to Calfornia in 1975 it was beautiful and there were good jobs for all. The schools were great and we had some of the best universites in the USA. Now we have hospitals ans school districts on the road to bankruptcy and so many repoed homes they will never be sold, but demoed. And the biggest slap in the face is all the rich and influential Obama followers who shove millions of dollars into his pockets and he gives money to Solyndra and they go belly up immediately taking the loot with them. What is wrong with our world? Liars, scammers, and politiciian, oh, they are all one and the same.

    1. Teufel Wolf says:

      So how come you blame Obama, but you mention Stockton 1975, and it a mere 11 years after that that Republican Ronald Reagan signed the massive illegal immigration amnesty. It is that amnesty that opened the flood gates, because Reagan said “If you sneak in, eventually we’ll make you citizens.”

  11. Chuey says:

    The lack of enforcement portion of the Simpson-Mazzoli Bill (Amnesty) of 1986 is the REASON all things immigration are still in disarray. Deportation is just a word/prison is punishment.

  12. Silly Me says:

    The reason is they come and are given a warm welcome with all the freebies they get….Welfare- they start popping out kids..food stamps, WIC….then they save their welfare money and pay to bring their siblings with ” Coyotes” and guess who gets to pay for more iligals…YOU and ME ! and the government does nothing to stop this.

  13. Brian Harrington says:

    hi silly lets denounce our citzenship so we can get a free ride that is my plan once washington stops my miilitary pension I would make more in welfare then ig et in my pension hay why not i will go from a tax payer to a non taxpayer and collect as to what I spent in taxaes over a 30 year life span

  14. Do The Math says:

    REnounce (renunciation)..is the word

  15. Cortanis says:

    They got deported for being bad…. and then they tried to get back in to try and lead “normal” lives…. Einstein was right about human stupidity. >.>

  16. crabman says:

    re deploy our troops to U S —mexico—-and let the navy patrol the coast

Leave a Reply