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Watching the Waters

Watching the Waters

So far this year, agencies have captured 43,290 pounds of drugs in maritime smuggling events

10 men charged following attempted maritime smuggling event

10 men charged following attempted maritime smuggling event

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.

Man swimming from Mexico to the US arrested for smuggling

Man swimming from Mexico to the US arrested for smuggling

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.

Checkpoint nabs 9 tons of marijuana

Checkpoint nabs 9 tons of marijuana

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.

Border Patrol arrests 18 in maritime smuggling attempt

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.

Maritime smuggling ops on the rise

Maritime smuggling ops on the rise

COAST CITIES — House upon house fills up a hillside in a portion of the Tijuana neighborhood of Colonia Libertad. 

Panga boat seized in Carlsbad, $4 million in marijuana captured

Panga boat seized in Carlsbad, $4 million in marijuana captured

CARLSBAD — Three people were approaching the shore at a high rate of speed near Ponto State Beach in a panga boat early Tuesday morning. 

Border Patrol arrests 11 in sea smuggling attempt

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.

Border Patrol seeks help with maritime smuggling

Border Patrol seeks help with maritime smuggling

COAST CITIES — Border Patrol agents are asking Del Mar residents for help in curbing maritime smuggling on city beaches, particularly between Fourth and Eighth streets, following two known events in December.