16 Marines Arrested in Migrant Smuggling Investigation

An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest of 16 of their fellow Marines at California's Camp Pendleton.

  • Published 26 July 2019

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest of 16 of their fellow Marines at California’s Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. In a dramatic move aimed at sending a message, authorities made the arrests as the Marines gathered in formation with their battalion. None of the 16 Marines were involved in helping enforce border security, the Marine Corps said… Read at AP News