Posted: July 26, 2019
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16 Marines arrested on human smuggling and drug charges

16 U.S. Marines were arrested Thursday on human smuggling and drug allegations at a base in Southern California, military officials said.

The Marines were arrested at Camp Pendleton based on information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation, the U.S. Marine Corps said in a statement Thursday. At least eight other Marines have been questioned on their involvement in alleged drug offenses as well.

The U.S. Marine Corps could not immediately be reached for further information.

This is a breaking news story, please check back for updates.

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Doha Madani is a breaking news reporter for NBC News. 

via NBC News

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