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.
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.