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Radar removed from Ponto Beach

Radar removed from Ponto Beach

CARLSBAD — The TERMA radar that was being tested for coastline surveillance capabilities by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been removed from Ponto Beach.

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.

Border Patrol arrests 18 in maritime smuggling attempt

DEL MAR — The San Diego Police Department made the initial report to Border Patrol shortly before midnight Sunday of the sightings of several life vests found washed ashore, about a quarter of mile south of Torrey Pines, according to Border Patrol Public Affairs Officer Jacopo Bruni.

Maritime smuggling ops on the rise

Maritime smuggling ops on the rise

COAST CITIES — House upon house fills up a hillside in a portion of the Tijuana neighborhood of Colonia Libertad. 

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. 

Border Patrol arrests 11 in sea smuggling attempt

DEL MAR – Border Patrol agents made the initial contact at around 2:30 a.m. Monday when 11 people tried to enter the country illegally by sea.

Border Patrol seeks help with maritime smuggling

Border Patrol seeks help with maritime smuggling

COAST CITIES — Border Patrol agents are asking Del Mar residents for help in curbing maritime smuggling on city beaches, particularly between Fourth and Eighth streets, following two known events in December.