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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Seizes $101k Worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 26, 2013

CALEXICO, CALIF.—Thursday afternoon, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico Station arrested two men attempting to smuggle approximately 127 pounds of marijuana - on their backs - with an estimated value over $101,000.

 

Both men, ages 54 and 22, were determined to be Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States.

Agents from the Calexico Station arrested two men attempting to smuggle approximately 127 pounds of marijuana.

The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m., when Border Patrol agents observed two suspected illegal aliens walking across the south bank of the All American Canal carrying large bundles strapped to their backs. Agents intercepted the pair and placed them under arrest without incident. Both men, ages 54 and 22, were determined to be Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States.

The men and 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 (800) 901-2003.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017