Suspected smuggling event at Windansea under investigation

fishing boat ashore at windansea with onlookers on the beach

Circumstances surrounding a boat that came ashore June 11 at Windansea is under investigation.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents responded to a report around 3:15 p.m. of a “suspicious recreational vessel making landfall near Windansea Beach in La Jolla,” according to the CBP.

Around the same time, videos and reports of the event surfaced on social media.

CPB agents located an abandoned vessel matching the description in the report; as of 8 a.m. June 12, no arrests have been made in connection with this suspected human smuggling event.

An investigation into the matter is ongoing and CBP agents seized the vessel for its suspected use as a smuggling conveyance.

Members of the community can assist CBP and its regional partners by reporting suspicious maritime activity immediately to the Joint Harbor Operations Center at (800) 854-9834 Ext 1, or by dialing 911.

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Elisabeth Frausto

Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.
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Elisabeth Frausto

Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.

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