Undercover DEA agents slipped into the Mariner's Cove apartments on West Point Loma Boulevard on Tuesday, January 25, and arrested an alleged drug dealer.
An unmarked silver van with seven DEA agents wearing bulletproof vests pulled up to the back of the property next to I-8 at noon. Agents entered a first-floor apartment and emerged with a young Hispanic man in handcuffs. His mother, who is under an eviction notice to rid her rental unit of clutter, appeared agitated and crying as her son was led away by agents.
According to a neighbor who wished to remain unidentified, "The mother brought the son over [the border] —even though he was banned from the Mariner's Cove property for illegal activity — in an effort to help her move her accumulated junk."