16 Marines arrested on accusations ranging from human smuggling to drugs, officials say | Fox News

More than a dozen U.S. Marines were arrested early Thursday on a variety of accusations 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. All are members of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, between ranks of E-2 and E4 (PFC-Corporal), a spokeswoman told Fox News, adding that none of the Marines officially has been charged.

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

Source: 16 Marines arrested on accusations ranging from human smuggling to drugs, officials say | Fox News

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