Mariner’s tip leads to migrant apprehension

SAN DIEGO – Members of the San Diego Maritime Unified Command apprehended seven suspected undocumented migrants outside of Mission Bay, Calif., after fishermen in the area alerted them to a suspicious vessel Sunday morning. The suspects and vessel were taken into Mission Bay, where they were turned over to U.S. Border Patrol’s Coastal Border Enforcement Team. The Joint Harbor Operation Center received...

Maritime Unified Command foils drug smuggling attempts, nabs 4 suspects

SAN DIEGO – The coordinated efforts of the San Diego Maritime Unified Command resulted in the seizure of two smuggling boats, more than 2,200 pounds of marijuana and the apprehension of four suspected smugglers off the coast of San Diego county Friday, July 1, 2011. Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine, U.S. Navy and San Diego Marine Taskforce...

Cutter Sea Otter interdicts smugglers, 1,400 pounds of drugs

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard apprehended two smuggglers and recovered approximately 1,400 pounds of marijuana near Point Loma early Saturday morning.

Cutter Edisto Interdicts 24 Migrants – video

SAN DIEGO – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Edisto interdicted 24 suspected undocumented migrants off the California coast Saturday morning.