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El Centro Border Patrol Agents Intercept Marijuana Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
March 8, 2013

CALEXICO, CALIF.—Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested three men attempting to smuggle approximately 71 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value over $56,000.

At approximately 11 p.m. Border Patrol agents monitoring a Remote Video Surveillance System notified field agents of three individuals climbing over the United States/Mexico border fence east of Calexico. A Border Patrol All-Terrain Vehicle unit responded to the area and encountered three men each carrying a backpack of marijuana. Agents arrested the men 29, 32, 34-years-old, all Mexican nationals.

The men and marijuana were turned over to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Unit.

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