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El Centro Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana into the United States

Release Date: 
June 20, 2013

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.

 

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Calexico Station seize over $22,000 in marijuana and arrest a man attempting to smuggle into the United States.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Calexico Station seize over $22,000 in marijuana and arrest a man attempting to smuggle into the United States.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017