CALEXICO, CALIF.—Wednesday night, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested a man and seized 27 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value over $22,000.
The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., when agents observed an individual climbing over the United States/Mexico border fence east of Calexico near the East Port Of Entry. Agents responded to the area and encountered a 41-year-old male and Mexican national running along the Alamitos Canal bank carrying a duffel bag. Agents arrested the man and discovered one package of marijuana inside the bag, weighing over 27 pounds and worth more than $22,000.
The man and drugs were turned over to the Imperial County Sheriff's Office.
The El Centro Sector's Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.
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.