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Marijuana Smuggling Attempt Halted at Alamo River

Release Date: 
March 8, 2011

Calexico, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the Calexico East port of entry arrested seven illegal aliens with more than 840 pounds of marijuana yesterday.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., when Calexico agents located several men hiding in a spillway that connects the Alamo River with Mexico. Closer inspection of the area resulted in the discovery of several bundles of marijuana valued at an estimated $670,000.

Each of the smugglers was transported to the Calexico Border Patrol station where they admitted to being Mexican nationals illegally present in the U.S.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021