Posted tagged ‘Drug Cartel’

Tunnel and 30 Tons of Pot Found on Border

November 4, 2010

Authorities have discovered approximately 30 tons of marijuana that were part of a smuggling operation using a tunnel under the California-Mexico border.

From CNN:

The 600-yard tunnel — which features a rail system, lighting and ventilation — connects a warehouse in Tijuana with one in the Otay Mesa industrial area of San Diego, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lauren Mack.

About 26 tons of marijuana had been transported through the tunnel to San Diego, and 10 of those tons were intercepted Tuesday by authorities as a tractor trailer was transporting the load from the Otay Mesa warehouse, officials said. About five tons were found by the Mexican military inside the Tijuana warehouse and the tunnel, officials said.

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Kidnapped Las Vegas Boy’s Grandfather Arrested

October 18, 2008

Investigators in Las Vegas, Nevada say that the grandfather of a kidnapped 6-year-old boy has been caught in Southern California after police named him a person of interest in the abduction.

From CBS:

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s records show Clemons Fred Tinnemeyer, who was last seen in May and was reported missing last month, was arrested last night in the city of Riverside.

A nationwide “Ambert Alert” has been issued for his grandson, Cole Puffinburger, who was abducted from a Las Vegas home Wednesday morning by three men posing as police officers.

Police believe the men were Mexican drug dealers and that the kidnapping at gunpoint was a “message” to his grandfather.

“Tinnemeyer has stolen a large sum of money, all proceeds from illegal drug activity,” Las Vegas police Capt. Vincent Cannito said.

Cole’s mother and her boyfriend were tied up at their house Wednesday as Cole was abducted by two men. Cannito said a third man was believed to be involved.