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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrest Several Suspected Drug Smugglers at Sand Dunes

Release Date: 
December 15, 2014

CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested four illegal immigrants near the Imperial Sand Dunes suspected of smuggling approximately 182 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $109,000.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m., when Border Patrol agents assigned to the remote video surveillance system observed four individuals carrying large bundles in Mexico approach the International Boundary Fence.  The individuals crossed over the fence into the U.S. and ran north towards Interstate 8.

Border Patrol agents responded to the area and apprehended four males.  The men were carrying four large bundles of marijuana. 

The men and marijuana were turned over to the custody of the Imperial County High Intensity Drug Traffic Areas Task Force for further investigation.

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 1-800-901-2003.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017