July 9, 1998 |
A 76-year-old woman was arrested at the Otay Mesa port of entry after three pounds of heroin were found in her luggage, the U.S. Customs Service reported Wednesday. Maria de los Angeles Acosta-Carrillo of Jalisco, Mexico, arrived at the border Tuesday by bus, authorities said. After walking through a turnstile, she was routed to an inspector, who looked at her luggage with an X-ray machine. The inspector detected an unusual object, wrapped in duct tape, at the bottom of her bag.
June 12, 1999 |
Border Patrol agents seized more than half a ton of marijuana worth more than $1 million this week along the San Diego County border region, authorities said Friday. In the latest and largest seizure, an Anaheim resident was arrested Thursday at the Interstate 5 border checkpoint near San Clemente. The driver agreed to a search of the 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis and officers discovered 630 pounds of marijuana in the trunk. The driver's name was not released.
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February 27, 1992 |
Federal agents seized 177 pounds of marijuana in two apparently unrelated incidents Tuesday at the San Onofre immigration checkpoint just south of here. Both drivers were arrested and turned over to a San Diego County narcotics task force, Border Patrol spokesman Steve Kean said. Their names were not released pending investigation. In the first seizure, a 24-year-old Los Angeles man drove a 1974 Chevrolet Camaro up to the checkpoint about 9 a.m. and appeared nervous, officers said.
August 7, 1997 |
A U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to a lonely stretch frequented by drug smugglers was arrested with more than 550 pounds of marijuana in his patrol vehicle, authorities said Wednesday. The agent, Thomas Bair, was arrested early Tuesday in rugged eastern San Diego County after fellow agents told supervisors he was behaving suspiciously, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rodney Adams said.
March 5, 1990 |
Seventy members and associates of three San Diego Crip gangs have been arrested in a yearlong undercover investigation aimed at street-level drug dealers, authorities said. "Operation Blue Rag," a federally funded operation targeting the gang members, swept a number of suspected drug traffickers from neighborhoods with notorious reputations as hangouts for crack cocaine dealing and other criminal activity, the San Diego County district attorney's office said.
August 12, 1990 |
A reputed Detroit drug kingpin who was considered one of the nation's 15 most-wanted fugitives was captured in El Cajon after four years on the run. Gerald Lee Carroll, 46, who disappeared after being indicted for his alleged involvement in a massive marijuana smuggling operation, was arrested after officers trailed his car from a home in La Mesa that had been under surveillance, according to a spokesman for the U.S. marshal's office.