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Coast Guard intercepts Mexican lancha poaching in south Texas

Coast Guard crew members take control of a Mexican lancha caught fishing illegally in U.S. waters, Nov. 20, 2013. The catch was disposed of at sea and the four fishermen were transferred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. U.S. Coast Guard photo.



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Date Taken:11.20.2013

Date Posted:11.21.2013 15:54

Photo ID:1057840

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Location:CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, USGlobe

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(U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey Ranel)

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