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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Takes Down Drug Smugglers at Sand Dunes

Release Date: 
September 16, 2014

CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested two illegal immigrants near the Imperial Sand Dunes suspected of smuggling approximately 193 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $115,900.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m., when Border Patrol agents assigned to the remote video surveillance system observed two 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.

more than 190 lbs of marijuana

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrest two illegal aliens attempting to smuggle more than 190 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $115,974.

Border Patrol agents responded to the area and apprehended two men.  The men were carrying three 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