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.
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.
DEL MAR — 2013 marked the first year the San Diego County Fair was completely smoke-free inside the gates.
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.
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.
CARLSBAD — Three people were approaching the shore at a high rate of speed near Ponto State Beach in a panga boat early Tuesday morning.