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15 people in custody from suspected smuggling boat

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Fifteen people are in custody after a suspected smuggling boat washed up in Ocean Beach early Monday morning.

The boat was found near Dog Beach around 1:30 a.m. San Diego police, border patrol and lifeguards were then called.

Witnesses say the suspected illegal immigrants tried to blend in with crowds of people leaving nearby bars. It took authorities about a half hour, but with the help of the SDPD helicopter, they were able to arrest all the suspects.

The suspects will likely be deported.

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