SAN YSIDRO (CNS) - A 37-year-old Mexican bus driver was in custody in downtown San Diego Thursday on suspicion of trying to smuggle 700 pounds of marijuana into the United States via the San Ysidro Port of Entry, authorities said.
A drug-sniffing dog alerted customs officers to the pot, which was found Tuesday morning in a compartment that had been built in the gas tank of a commercial bus, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The agency estimated the pot has a street value of about $350,000.
There were several passengers aboard the bus at the time of the bust but only the driver was arrested, a CBP statement said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was booked into the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Six more women may be victims of sexual assault by a prominent orthopedic surgeon who was featured in a TV reality dating show, and his girlfriend, authorities said Wednesday.
California's gas tax will lead to four-figure cost- of-living increases for working families, according to a new report released Thursday by a conservative think tank and the campaign to repeal the gas tax.
World TeamTennis has relocated its corporate headquarters from New York to Southern California in order to be closer to tech companies that can help the league improve its digital presence.
A San Diego couple says they are heartbroken after their family pet was attacked by another dog at a park in Allied Gardens over the weekend. The couple's dog is in critical condition and News 8 has learned this isn’t the first incident at the park involving the same dogs.
The City of Santee has formed a new committee to tackle issues stemming from highway 52. Residents say ever since the extension from the 125 to the 67 opened several years ago traffic in the city has gotten steadily worse.
Investigators say 54-year-old Peter Chadwick killed his wife back in 2012 and disappeared while he was free on bond in 2015. Now they're hoping a new reward and podcast series will help lead to his capture.
A pod of whales put on a show at La Jolla Cove. The five orcas came within 30 feet of the lifeguard tower area Wednesday.
Temperatures continue to cool through Friday, warmer Saturday through the weekend. Humid in the deserts due to tropical moisture surge, decreasing through the weekend.