marijuana

Security plans to address smoking at race concerts

DEL MAR — In response to ongoing complaints about smoking, especially marijuana, during concerts after the summer horse races, a report on security protocol was presented at the March 11 meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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.

Pot at race concerts still a concern

DEL MAR — 2013 marked the first year the San Diego County Fair was completely smoke-free inside the gates.

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.

Coast Guard interdicts panga boat at sea

Coast Guard interdicts panga boat at sea

REGION – A panga boat heading in an unconfirmed direction was spotted early Tuesday morning more than 100 miles southwest of San Diego by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft.

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.