Mexico border tightens, smugglers take to sea


They move north in rickety fishing boats, often overloaded and barely seaworthy, slipping through the darkness and hidden from the watchful radar of American patrols.

Along beaches north of here, the migrants from Mexico and beyond scramble ashore, in groups of a dozen or two, and they dash past stunned beachgoers, sometimes even leaving behind their boats, known as pangas.

Drug smugglers, too, take this sea route, including one last month found paddling a surfboard north with a duffel bag full of marijuana on it.

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