For Boat Captain, Rescuing Maritime Smugglers Is Part Of The Job
December 20, 2012 8:38 a.m.
In recent years, authorities in Southern California have been confronting a rise in maritime smuggling of illegal immigrants and drugs from Mexico. In December, the stakes were suddenly raised when a U.S. Coast Guard member was killed during a confrontation with suspected smugglers. But law enforcement agents aren't the only ones at risk.