So far this year, agencies have captured 43,290 pounds of drugs in maritime smuggling events
DEL MAR — Ten men are being charged with possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance following their arrest on Nov. 8 near 12th Street.
REGION — A 55-year-old Mexican national was caught and arrested by Border Patrol agents on Sept. 19 attempting to swim from Mexico into the U.S. while allegedly smuggling 52.43 pounds of marijuana in a duffle bag.
REGION – Approximately an hour north of the U.S./Mexican border the Border Patrol’s San Clemente Station nabbed a tractor/trailer vehicle and its driver hauling more than 9 tons of marijuana worth an estimated street value of more than $14 million on Aug. 29.
DEL MAR — The San Diego Police Department made the initial report to Border Patrol shortly before midnight Sunday of the sightings of several life vests found washed ashore, about a quarter of mile south of Torrey Pines, according to Border Patrol Public Affairs Officer Jacopo Bruni.
COAST CITIES — House upon house fills up a hillside in a portion of the Tijuana neighborhood of Colonia Libertad.
CARLSBAD — Three people were approaching the shore at a high rate of speed near Ponto State Beach in a panga boat early Tuesday morning.
DEL MAR – Border Patrol agents made the initial contact at around 2:30 a.m. Monday when 11 people tried to enter the country illegally by sea.