CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol seized narcotics thrown over the international boundary fence between Mexico and the United States in two separate events this week.
The first incident occurred on Monday at approximately 10:00 p.m., near the intersection of G. Anaya Avenue and Second Street. Agents working in the Calexico downtown area seized an abandoned electrical-tape wrapped package laying on the ground.
The second incident occurred on Tuesday at just after 7:00 a.m., near the intersection of Heber Avenue and First Street. Agents working in the area seized an abandoned package near the International Boundary Fence.
The agents transported the packages back to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for further processing.
The seized packages yielded a positive result for the characteristics of methamphetamine when they were tested. The total weight of the methamphetamine discovered was nearly 2 pounds with an estimated value of $4,500.
El Centro Sector turned over the narcotic packages to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.