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New Video: 15 Marines arrested in formation for human smuggling ring

By Ryan Morgan | 8 November 2019

AMERICAN MILITARY NEWS — A newly released video shows the arrest of 15 Camp Pendleton Marines arrested in connection to alleged smuggling efforts to assist illegal immigrants crossing the border.

On July 25, 800 Marines were in formation at the Camp San Mateo Marine Corps base at the time of the arrest, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. In front of that crowd of fellow Marines, the battalion Sergeant Major ordered the 15 Marines to come forward “to be recognized.”

Sgt. Major Matthew A. Dorsey was carrying a red folder commonly associated with the reading of service commendations and awards for the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. Those Marines assembled for “recognition” may have been shocked to instead hear Dorsey say “NCIS, arrest these Marines.” […]

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