Should all these illegals be charged with smuggling drugs 12 men, four women, and one 16-year-old boy?
About half a ton of marijuana was seized and 17 illegal immigrants were intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine interdiction crews in two different operations in San Diego Tuesday night.
The boat filled with the load of cannabis was discovered in Mission Bay, while the vessel transporting the undocumented aliens was stopped off of Leucadia, California.
A CBP Midnight Express interceptor vessel, spotted an apparently abandoned boat, tied up to a dock in Mission Bay. Agents discovered packages of marijuana inside the cabin and hidden within the floor, which weighed 997 pounds and are worth an estimated half a million dollars. Authorities revealed the seized vessel is registered in California.
In a second smuggling attempt about 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a CBP craft patrolling the area some two miles off shore from Leucadia, California, spotted a 36-foot fishing boat which fled when the CBP vessel approached. After a brief pursuit, agents brought the vessel and 17 persons on board to shore.
U.S. Border Patrol agents took custody of 12 men, four women, and one 16-year-old boy, all of whom are illegal immigrants and are believed to be Mexican citizens. An investigation has been initiated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Why would the parents of a 16-year-old boy allow their son to be involved in smuggling of drugs ? And the illegals knew those packages aboard the boat were not care packages. Should they all be charged since they all were caught with drugs ?