maritime smuggling

Watching the Waters

Watching the Waters

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

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.

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.

Surveillance radar on Ponto Beach remains operational

Surveillance radar on Ponto Beach remains operational

CARLSBAD — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) has continued the operation of a surveillance radar on Ponto Beach indefinitely.

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.

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.