CALEXICO, Calif. – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station were conducting their assigned duties when they discovered approximately 275 pounds of abandoned marijuana with an estimated value of $123,750.
The bundles were discovered at approximately 10:30 p.m., one-half mile east of Gordons Well and south of Interstate 8. The area is approximately 30 miles east of the Calexico downtown Port of Entry. This area is a known area of interest for off-road enthusiasts and the Border Patrol asks that if the public sees suspicious activity, report it.
The marijuana bundles 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 1-800-901-2003
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.