SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border Patrol agents say they have arrested a man who tried to swim from Mexico to the United States while toting a duffel bag filled with more than 50 pounds of marijuana.
The U.S. Border Patrol's San Diego office said Monday the man was apprehended about a mile north of the border after agents received reports of someone swimming north late at night.
When agents arrived shortly before midnight Thursday they saw someone floating on a bag in the Pacific Ocean, about 600 yards from shore.
The 55-year-old man, whose name was not released, told authorities he was from Mexico.
He was taken into custody after a search of his bag uncovered about 52 pounds of pot.
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A fire that started in a garage badly damaged a home in Scripps Ranch on Sunday morning, a fire official said.
An allegedly-intoxicated driver crashed down an embankment after trying to evade a pursuing sheriff's deputy Saturday night.
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