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15 illegal immigrants found on cabin cruiser in Newport Beach

Law enforcement officials are seen in Newport Beach, where 15 suspected illegal immigrants were discovered on board a cabin cruiser on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.

October 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fifteen illegal immigrants were taken into custody in Newport Beach as they were being smuggled onboard a cabin cruiser.

The bust happened Thursday afternoon after the sheriff's harbor patrol saw something suspicious on the pleasure craft in Newport Harbor.

The illegal immigrants were found hidden in the bottom of the cabin cruiser. All 15 were taken to the San Clemente Border Patrol Station to be interviewed and processed.

It was not immediately known how many suspected smugglers were arrested.