U.S. Border Patrol

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.

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.

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.

U.S. Border Patrol agents intercept stolen computers from Del Mar

U.S. Border Patrol agents intercept stolen computers from Del Mar

TEMECULA — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 15 checkpoint arrested three men on the morning of Jan. 30 who were in possession of a projector and 30 stolen computers.