Daily Archives: July 19, 2010

Smuggling Attempt Thwarted on Calif. Coast

Camp Pendleton, Calif. – A collaborative effort between the Border Patrol and the Oceanside Harbor, Calif., police department prevented a maritime smuggling attempt early Friday morning as 22 foreign nationals who illegally entered the country at sea were arrested on the shore at Camp Pendleton.

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Bi-national Cooperation Leads to the Prosecution of Smugglers

EL CENTRO, Calif. – A bi-national law enforcement effort between the U.S. Border Patrol and the Mexican Federal Police (PFP) has resulted in the prosecution of four smugglers in Mexico.

On July 13, at approximately 10 a.m., El Centro Station agents apprehended a group of individuals who had illegally entered the United States through the mountainous area which is approximately 21 miles west of downtown Calexico, Calif.  At approximately 12 p.m., the PFP contacted San Diego Sector’s International Liaison Unit (SDC/ILU) and stated that they had arrested three subjects in Mexico, south of the area where El Centro Station agents had apprehended a group of illegal aliens earlier in the day.

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Judgment Against Two Men Responsible for Brutal Orange County Hate Crime Attack

SANTA ANA – In a “notable judgment” for victims of violent hate crimes, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that his office has secured a novel civil award against two individuals who targeted a man based on his ethnicity, forced him out of his car and beat him until blood flowed from his ears.

“Victims of crimes inspired by hate deserve every remedy available under the law,” Brown said. “This notable judgment ensures that in California, justice doesn’t stop at the criminal courtroom door.”

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Red Cross Provides Meals and Hydration For Search-And-Rescue Team

San Diego, July 17, 2010 – The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter continues to assist first-responders searching the jogger who went missing in Escondido, CA on July 16, 2010.

The Red Cross provided canteen services to approximately 50 search-and-rescue responders yesterday and are back at the search site today providing canteen services to the responders.

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