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El Centro Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Men, Seize Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 26, 2013

CALEXICO, CALIF.—Friday night, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested two men and seized 92 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value over $73,000.

 

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents seize 92 pounds of Marijuana valued over $73,000.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents seize 92 pounds of Marijuana valued over $73,000.

The incident occurred at approximately 9 p.m., when agents observed two individuals climbing over the United States/Mexico border fence east of Calexico near the Imperial Sand Dunes. Agents responded to the area and encountered two men, 23-year-old and 26-year-old, both Mexican nationals hiding in the brush south of Interstate 8. Agents also discovered two packages of marijuana weighing over 92 pounds worth more than $73,000 nearby.

The two men and drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017