Search for undocumented immigrants, panga boat under way: At least 16 detained in Carmel Valley

Incident reported along I-5, Carmel Valley Road

SAN DIEGO - More than a dozen suspected illegal immigrants were detained along Interstate 5 in Carmel Valley early Monday, police said.

An officer spotted a van stopped on the side of the southbound side of freeway near Carmel Valley Road around 4:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.

The van was full of people who had wet and sandy shoes and pants as if they recently been in the ocean, police said.

The detainees were handed over to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. No other details were immediately released.


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