Keley Hill

U.S. citizen facing federal charges for drug trafficking

U.S. citizen facing federal charges for drug trafficking

OCEANSIDE — A 48-year-old U.S. citizen and California resident is facing federal charges after U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine found more than 500 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a compartment of the man’s boat.

Surveillance radar installed on Ponto Beach to thwart maritime smuggling

Surveillance radar installed on Ponto Beach to thwart maritime smuggling

CARLSBAD — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) installed surveillance radar on Carlsbad’s Ponto Beach late last month as part of a new system designed to thwart rising maritime smuggling.