Agents Seized Narcotics Thrown Over the International Boundary
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Saturday afternoon.
The incident occurred at approximately 6 p.m., when agents observed a person in Mexico throw a package over the International Boundary Fence just near the Calexico Port of Entry.
When the subject saw Border Patrol agents approaching, he began to run. Agents arrested the man after a brief foot pursuit and recovered the package he received from Mexico.
The package was tested and the contents proved positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine. The total weight of the package totaled 2 pounds, with an estimated street value of $5,300.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Calexico Border Patrol station for processing.
The 27-year-old-man, a United States citizen, and narcotics were turned over to the Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.
In fiscal year 2018, El Centro Sector agents have seized more than 895.35 pounds of methamphetamine.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.