USCG stopped four lanchas with 20 Mexican fishermen conducting illegal fishing. Four lancha boats, 100 red snapper and fishing gear were seized. The Mexican fishermen were detained and transferred to border enforcement agents for processing.
A lancha is a fishing boat that is approximately 20-30 feet long with a slender profile. In most cases it has one outboard motor, and is capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 30 mph.
USCG and Air Station Corpus Christi have detected 78 lanchas, 28 of which were interdicted, that were north of the US and Mexico Maritime Border since October 2017.