Funds requested to fight drug pangas off Calif.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office wants money to fight drug-smuggling pangas that have washed ashore the central coast in recent years. Sheriff Ian Parkinson plans to ask […]


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18 arrested, ton of pot seized in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Friday the 13th was certainly unlucky for some reputed drug smugglers. Authorities arrested 18 people and seized more than a ton of marijuana brought ashore by boat in Santa Barbara. […]


Illegal immigrants paid $9K to panga smugglers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Federal authorities say nearly two dozen illegal immigrants arrested this week paid smugglers up to $9,000 each for a seagoing trip on a panga boat to the United States.


Union: Border agents opened fire on each other

  PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the Border Patrol agents union says the agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents thinking they were armed […]



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