Sixteen Marines Arrested for Smuggling and Drug Offenses

Headline Roundup July 25th, 2019

Sixteen Marines have been arrested on charges related to smuggling undocumented immigrants into the country and drug-related offenses, according to officials. The arrests occurred at Camp Pendleton, California.

Sixteen Marines Arrested for Smuggling and Drug Offenses

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More than a dozen U.S. Marines were arrested early Thursday on a variety of charges ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to officials.

The U.S. Marine Corps said in a news release that 16 Marines were arrested during a Battalion formation at Camp Pendleton in California.

"Information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation precipitated the arrests," USMC officials said in a statement.

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Washington (CNN)Sixteen US Marines were arrested Thursday for alleged involvement in various illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to a statement from the Marine Corps.

The arrests took place in a dramatic fashion on Thursday morning at Camp Pendleton, California, during a battalion formation.
"Information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation precipitated the arrests," the statement said. "None of the Marines arrested or detained for questioning served in support of the Southwest Border Support mission."
Eight other Marines were also questioned on their...

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Sixteen Marines were arrested early Thursday morning for "alleged involvement in various illegal activities," including human smuggling and drug-related offenses, according to a U.S. Marine Corps. (USMC) statement.

"Information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation precipitated the arrests,” the release said, adding that the arrests transpired at Camp Pendleton, Calif., during a battalion formation.

“None of the Marines arrested or detained for questioning served in support of the Southwest Border Support mission,” the release states.

The release added that eight other Marines “were taken aside to be questioned...

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