Ten people were detained early this morning after the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol intercepted a boat used for human smuggling off Seal Beach, authorities said.
A Seal Beach police officer said on live television that the Harbor Patrol had been tipped off about the boat's arrival around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The 10 people aboard the 30-foot fishing boat were held at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station.
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Other agencies represented at the scene included the U.S. Border Patrol, Immigration and Naturalization Services and the Cypress Police Department.