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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Nab $200K of Marijuana and Arrest Six

Release Date: 
August 15, 2013

CALEXICO, CALIF.—

These five burlap sacks contained ten packages of marijuana. The marijuana had a combined weight of 265.7 pounds, an estimated street value of $212,000.

These five burlap sacks contained ten packages of marijuana. The marijuana had a combined weight of 265.7 pounds, an estimated street value of $212,000.

Yesterday morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol station arrested six men smuggling on their backs 265 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

The incident occurred at approximately 6 a.m., after agents observed the men entering the United States from Mexico 18 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry. Agents tracked the men through a remote desert area near Highway 98.

Border Patrol agents apprehended the six males, along with five burlap sacks containing ten packages of marijuana. The marijuana had a combined weight of 265.7 pounds, an estimated street value of $212,000.

The six men, identified as Mexican nationals, and marijuana 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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017