Cross the U.S.-Mexico border often? Here’s how to avoid becoming a ‘blind mule’
“Blind mule” smuggling – where drug traffickers plant drugs on unsuspecting border crossers before they enter the U.S. – targets frequent border crossers.
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Mexican drug traffickers target unsuspecting drivers, but Feds do little to warn the public
The U.S. government has done little to warn border crossers about that risk and what they could do to protect themselves.
He crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with 90 pounds of meth and had no idea. He’s not the only one
Crime experts agree that smugglers target a small fraction of border crossers to be unknowing couriers, but it’s nearly impossible to know how many are.
Residents want a new community center in Logan Heights. Here’s why it could take years.
A city survey last year found most residents want the beloved building, now vacant, transformed into a multi-use center.
‘A death sentence’: Falling through the safety net, one San Diegan faces homelessness again
Arley Adcock secured housing after nearly 2 years in a temporary lodging problem. Now, he faces eviction. The problem? A paperwork issue.
Jacumba migrant encampment reportedly cleared, but Border Patrol blocking access
Between 300 to 400 migrants who remained at the remote site Monday afternoon were cleared out by that evening.
CA wants majority of students to be bilingual. How is San Diego Unified doing?
English learners are underrepresented in dual-language programs as California struggles to meet its goal of having majority bilingual students by 2030.
‘This is inhumane’: Hundreds of migrants wait in San Diego County desert, lack food, water, shelter
The migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border just south of Jacumba, where the wall breaks and mountains begin.
New COVID-19 variant Arcturus could grow in San Diego, experts say
So far, the XBB.1.16 variant has only held a sliver of the total proportion of COVID-19 since it was first spotted in local wastewater.
San Diego County’s $1B transit agency is under fire again. What to know
The regional planning agency known as SANDAG has been handed a series of scathing audits from its in-house watchdog. Here’s why.
Internal auditor says SANDAG leaders ‘hindered’ latest contracts review
From missing paperwork to costly consultant contracts, internal auditors say SANDAG is opening its $1 billion budget to serious potential risks.
San Diego Police officer stages suicide, shoots gun in home, solicits sex workers — but was never disciplined
Officer Cesar Alcantara staged his suicide, shot a gun off in his home and solicited sex workers while on duty, investigators found.
San Diego neo-Nazi arrested after antisemitic incident at Anne Frank House, sources say
Experts with the Anti-Defamation League confirmed Robert Wilson, a member of the Goyim-Defense League hate group, was arrested in Poland on Tuesday.