14 illegal immigrants arrested aboard boat off Laguna Beach coast

July 6, 2011 | 7:15am

More than a dozen Illegal immigrants were arrested at El Morro Beach after a panga was spotted offshore over the weekend, federal officials said.

Border Patrol agents arrested 14 Mexican nationals on Saturday. They believe four fled in the vessel.

The boat was spotted off the coastline about 5 a.m., said Jerry Conlin, supervising border patrol agent.

“There was a search and they had to stop after a certain amount of time,â€