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.
The San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors to the homeless community on Saturday for its annual Thanksgiving celebration.
A man died after his body caught fire, police said Saturday. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call regarding a person on fire in a field near 5200 Pacific Highway in Mission Bay Park, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, local business owners and first responders teamed up for an all-to-real feeling hazard drill on Saturday.
A 5-year-old girl who was abducted from New York by her 32-year-old mother, who does not have custody of the child, was found safe Saturday in San Diego, police said.
Before Saturday, Marine veteran Joshua Ray, his wife and six children had just one vehicle to use for all of their family business, and Ray had to take the train from Oceanside to San Diego every day to get to work.
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hell's Bells" and "Back in Black," has died.