Marine Corps

13 U.S. Marines charged amid human smuggling probe

In this image, a Marine is seen in the distance between two fence poles that are close up against the camera. The clear sky is behind the Marine, who is in full uniform.
A U.S. Marine supervises as other Marines install razor wire next to the U.S.-Mexico border fence on December 2, 2018 as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

13 U.S. Marines face charges including failure to obey orders, perjury, drunkenness, larceny and endangerment after being detained in July in a human smuggling probe, L.A. Times reports.

Catch up quick: 5 of the Marines "were charged with having direct involvement in the human smuggling conspiracy," a 1st Marine Division spokesperson told the L.A. Times. None of the 13 Marines charged were reportedly involved in "overall" U.S.-Mexico border support missions, the Marines told L.A. Times.

2 U.S. Marines killed in Arizona helicopter crash

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The U.S. Marine Corps said Sunday that 2 pilots were killed after their helicopter crashed in Yuma, Arizona, during a routine training mission.

Details: The armed force branch said in a statement that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation, and that the names of the deceased will be withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.