The 16 people arrested were U.S. Marines.
So were the additional eight people detailed. That's 24 Marines in all.
The arrests took place at Camp Pendleton and were the result of a separate investigation of two other Marines who had been arrested earlier this month over human trafficking charges.
So, if you're keeping score, that's 26 Marines.
No word yet if they will be kept in cages without beds, shoes, and toothbrushes, no permission to use showers, and forced to drink water for toilets. In fairness, their situation is admittedly different from the migrants and refugees being held under those conditions since, unlike those refugees, the Marines have actually been charged with crimes.
Here's more on the story in a Reuters article for those who have a hard time believing -- even in this time of lunacy and the unbelievable -- that this could be real.