SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Federal agents at the border in Otay Mesa thwarted three attempts to smuggle pot into the United States Monday and seized an estimated $1.26 million worth of the drug.
Two Mexican citizens, 26 and 37, were arrested and their vehicles were seized, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, who did not make their names public.
The largest seizure, about 1,900 pounds in 263 packages, was found about 4:50 p.m. in a truck among a load of tacking strips for carpeting, according to CBP.
Another 435 pounds of pot was found in 36 packages hidden in the tires of a truck whose driver tried to cross the border about 11:30 a.m., according to CBP.
About 185 pounds in 16 bundles was found attached to the underside of a rail car with magnets, according to CBP.
No immediate arrests were made in connection with the pot found under the rail car.
A gunshot victim who was believed to have been shot in San Diego and was brought to a hospital in Coronado, where he died Monday night.
Local and state agencies are continuing their investigations into HiCaliber Horse Rescue, despite an announcement over the weekend that the Valley Center nonprofit is closing.
San Diego Congressional representatives on Monday urged the Navy to study the impacts of sewage spills from Mexico.
Southwest Airlines is canceling dozens of flights as it begins emergency engine inspections on its fleet of jets.
Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and the San Diego Padres romped past the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Monday night.
The City Council Monday voted to approve federal grant allocations that include $5 million for construction of a long-awaited community center at Bay Terraces Park in Southeast San Diego.
Legoland is days away from opening its new Castle Hotel and the new accommodations are fit for a king or queen.
An overturned semi truck put a snag in the evening commute Monday for drivers on northbound Interstate 805.
Volunteers turned out in force Saturday to participate in the I Love a Clean San Diego’s 16th Annual Creek to Bay Clean Up.