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