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  • Two Bahamians who claimed to be adrift for 12 hours accused of human smuggling

    As soon as they hit the beach the morning of Dec. 20 after 12 hours of being adrift, the Spanish-speaking people started running. At least that's what Renado Shavar Smith, one of two Bahamian men accused of human smuggling by boat, allegedly told...
  • Stirring the pot

    Lawmakers in Maryland this year shied away from legalizing the medical use of marijuana by certain very ill patients under carefully controlled clinical conditions. Voters elsewhere, it seems, are not so cautious. On Tuesday, Colorado and Washington...
  • Vista company's emergency kits save lives

    VISTA, Calf. -- A local company is making a push to equip all law enforcement agencies with specialized trauma response kits. The Officer Down Kits by Progressive Medical International are carried in every San Diego Sheriff's squad car and the kits...
  • Conspirator sentenced in USD game fixing case

    Conspirator sentenced in USD game fixing case
    SAN DIEGO -- A key defendant behind a conspiracy involving drug trafficking, the operation of a sports gambling ring and fixing USD men's basketball games was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison. Steve Goria, 33, pleaded guilty at an...
  • 1st 'Fast and Furious' defendant sentenced

    1st 'Fast and Furious' defendant sentenced
    SAN DIEGO - The first of 20 individuals indicted in 2011 on charges of buying high-powered firearms in Arizona to be used by Mexican drug gangs was sentenced Monday in San Diego federal court to 57 months in prison. Danny Cruz Morones, 24, of Phoenix...
  • 15 Illegal Immigrants Found on Boat in Newport Harbor

    15 Illegal Immigrants Found on Boat in Newport Harbor
    NEWPORT BEACH (KTLA) -- More than a dozen illegal immigrants were taken into custody Thursday as they were being smuggled on a vessel into Newport Harbor. The sheriff's harbor patrol reported stopping a pleasure craft around 4:30 p.m. with 15 illegal...
  • Suspected drug smugglers try to leap border fence with Jeep, ramp

    Suspected drug smugglers try to leap border fence with Jeep, ramp
    The rules of the smuggling game across the U.S.-Mexico border have been written unofficially for years: If a bad guy moving drugs or people encounters a border fence, you tunnel under it. But a group of enterprising – or desperate – smugglers...
  • Obama's new choice for ATF

    Obama's new choice for ATF
    President Barack Obama's recent announcement of a broad gun violence agenda included an interesting nugget of news: He has given up on his nomination of Andrew Traver to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Traver, who...
  • At Journey's End, a Dark River, Perhaps a New Life

    BY SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES STAFF WRITER TIMES PHOTOGRAPHS BY DON BARTLETTI t 1 a.m., Enrique waits on the edge of the water. "If you get caught, I don't know you," says the man called El Tirindaro. He is stern. Enrique nods. So do two other immigrants,...
  • Enrique's Journey | Chapter One: Along the Tracks: Jose Enrique and Jose Luis

    Jose Enrique Oliva Rosa and Jose Luis Oliva Rosa, 15, are twins. Their father left their home in Honduras before they were born. Their mother went to work in Los Angeles when they were 6. Finally, a grandmother could no longer afford to feed them, so...
  • Enrique's Journey | Chapter Six: Notes About Sources

    1 a.m. departure: drawn from interviews with Enrique and migrant Hernan Bonilla, who witnessed the departure, as well as Nazario's subsequent observation of the staging area on the south bank of the Rio Grande and her observation of other crossings and...