CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1994 |
The U.S. Border Patrol announced that agents seized 346 pounds of cocaine worth $11 million and arrested three suspected smugglers in a sparsely populated area 30 miles southeast of San Diego. The three were seen on foot hauling seven large duffel bags over the hills near Dulzura, five miles north of the Mexican border, Border Patrol officials said. After a brief chase, the three unarmed men, all Mexican nationals, were arrested.
September 25, 1992 |
It's harvest time and a bumper crop of marijuana is growing in the Southern California backcountry, authorities say. From remote canyons in national forests to irrigated citrus groves, growers have planted the highly profitable cannabis, having been pushed southward by beefed-up police surveillance in Northern California.
October 6, 1990 |
A Los Angeles lawyer and former federal prosecutor was arrested Friday outside his Pacific Palisades house on charges--detailed in indictments in San Diego and Phoenix--that he ran a cocaine ring with his clients and failed to pay taxes on drug money, federal authorities said. Prosecutors also suggested that Juan Paul Robertson, 44, stole $980,000 cash, a 1979 Cadillac and two kilograms of cocaine from his clients. Calling it the "ultimate betrayal," U.S. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1990
At least 22 employees of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Harbor City have been temporarily suspended as part of a one-year undercover investigation of alleged sale and use of drugs at the facility, hospital officials said Wednesday. They said no final disciplinary action had been taken and law enforcement officials had not been brought in, although that possibility was not ruled out.
February 10, 1990 |
The first undercover, joint operation of the California Highway Patrol, U.S. Customs Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration has netted drugs with a street value of $2.3 million, 32 firearms, stolen cars and cash totaling more than $1 million, officials announced Friday. The sting, dubbed "Operation Hydra," began in 1987 and was operated out of a Chula Vista warehouse that opened in May, 1988, said Clarence Tuck, chief of the California Highway Patrol.
March 20, 1989 |
Calling it the single biggest roundup of methamphetamine manufacturers in U.S. history, federal and state drug agents ended a successful 9-month sting operation Sunday with the apprehension of about 100 suspected drug dealers and the closing of 23 meth labs in the San Diego area. About 350 officers from several law enforcement agencies descended on dozens of homes at 6 a.m. and arrested numerous suspects in San Diego and Orange counties and as far north as Mammoth Lakes.