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Boat captain in fatal maritime human smuggling incident near Point Loma sentenced to 18 years

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

SAN DIEGO – A boat captain who attempted to smuggle 21 noncitizens in May 2021, resulting in the death of three people, was sentenced Aug. 12 in federal court following a multiagency investigation that included Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), the Harbor Police Department, the National Park Service, San Diego Lifeguard Services, San Diego Air and Marine Branch, and U.S. Border Patrol.

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