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$355K Meth, Heroin Seized

A 19-year-old was arrested by Border Patrol agents after being attempting to smuggle nearly $355,000 worth of narcotics. The incident occurred when the suspect arrived at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint at around 7:10 p.m. on April 26. According to the agency, the agent... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

Man Arrested, Attempted Narcotics Smuggling

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man attempting to smuggle narcotics through an immigration checkpoint on April 23. At approximately 8:40 a.m., a blue 2007 Chevrolet Silverado approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent inspecting vehicles in the primary lanes... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: "Ancient shoreline"

Standing in the desert sands at the rugged toe of the Fish Creek Mountains, it's hard to imagine this was once under water. But looking up, you see a line near the bottom of the bouldery mountain that marks the high water of an... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Nikki Symington    News 

Opinion: Rumor vs. Fact...

The Borrego Sun tries to follow up when someone calls with a concern, question or suspicion. While some are occasionally bordering on the edge of a conspiracy, we still check it out. We do this because we are a newspaper. When wrong information begins circulating, and playing... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Drugs: $1M Worth Seized

Border Patrol agents at an immigration checkpoint in Salton City, thwarted a smuggling attempt April 2, intercepting more than $815,000 in illegal narcotics. According to a news release, a man driving a blue 2007 Chevrolet Silverado approached the checkpoint, where he was... — Updated 4/6/2022

 

Man Attempts to Smuggle Narcotics

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that agents from its El Centro station intercepted a drug haul near the Salton Sea, including a package of fentanyl. At approximately 9:10 a.m. on March 18, agents stopped a black... — Updated 4/1/2022

 

$300K Worth of Drugs Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested one person attempting to smuggle nearly $300,000 worth of illegal drugs on March 11. At about 3:45 a.m., a Hyundai Santa Fe approached the Highway 86 checkpoint., where agents referred the vehicle to secondary inspection. During... — Updated 4/1/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

You Need to See this Display!

If ever there was something really, really interesting to see and absorb in Borrego, it's the photo/information panels currently on display in the front courtyard of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA), jus... — Updated 3/11/2022

 

Meth Seized at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens attempting to smuggle 33.4 pounds of methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on Jan. 31. The incident occurred when a black 2006 Mercedes E-Class approached the Highway 86 Checkpoint at... — Updated 2/25/2022

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Orcutt's woody aster"

Without more rain, and soon, the Motherlode of a wildflower Superbloom may not happen, but there are still nuggets to be found. Hikers willing to explore the pockets and alcoves of the desert are likely to discover some of the... — Updated 2/11/2022

 

Cocaine Seized at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Legal Permanent Resident citizens attempting to smuggle cocaine through an immigration checkpoint on Jan. 24. At approximately 5:32 p.m., a 1987 Ford F-150 approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent inspecting vehicles in the... — Updated 2/2/2022

 

Meth Seized at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens attempting to smuggle 61 packages of methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on Jan. 12. At approximately 6:20 a.m., a 2017 white Ford F-150 approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent... — Updated 1/27/2022

 

Fentanyl, Meth Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens attempting to smuggle close to $175,693 worth of narcotics through an immigration checkpoint, Jan. 10. At approximately 9:20 p.m., a 2017 white Kia Forte 5 approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent... — Updated 1/24/2022

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Christmas Bird Count

The 37th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is in the books, as more than 70 volunteer birders spread out around Borrego Springs Dec. 19 to conduct the yearly bird census. Count coordinators Mark Jorgensen and Bob Theriault said t... — Updated 1/24/2022

 

Firearm, Ammo, Meth Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two individuals in possession of a non-registered firearm, ammo, and methamphetamine, Jan. 6. The incident occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m. when a gray 2018 Nissan Altima approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. During the... — Updated 1/14/2022

 

Two Men Arrested

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two individuals for attempting to smuggle illegal narcotics through an immigration checkpoint on Dec. 18. At approximately 7:30 p.m., a black 2006 Mazda 6 station wagon approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent inspecting... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Clone Van Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized a clone delivery truck and arrested a man accused of transporting three undocumented individuals, Dec. 2, according to a press release. The incident occurred at around 3:20 p.m. when a white 2016 Ford Transit 250 van approached the... — Updated 12/21/2021

 

Fentanyl, Meth Bust

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man who attempted to smuggle drugs on Dec. 10. The incident occurred when a black Mercedes-Benz approached the checkpoint. The vehicle and its three occupants were sent to secondary inspection. During the secondary... — Updated 12/21/2021

 

Fire Destroys Homes, Three Killed

A fire turned deadly as it destroyed multiple homes, and claimed the lives of three people on Nov. 26 within the Desert Shores Trailed Park near the Salton Sea in Imperial County. At around 8:30 a.m., the Imperial County Fire Depar... — Updated 12/15/2021

 
 By Nancy McRae    News

Thundering Trucks Roll On

The Borrego Sun has been investigating the trucks that are going through the town, which are potential accidents waiting to happen. There is now new information about the dangers of these 18-wheelers, and Nancy McRae states, "it... — Updated 12/9/2021

 

Man Arrested for Meth

A man was arrested at the Highway 86 checkpoint on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine on Dec. 2. The incident occurred when the 20-year-old man driving a black 2008 Kia Rondo approached the checkpoint at around 7 a.m. El Centro Border Patrol agents referred the vehicle to... — Updated 12/9/2021

 

Agents Arrest Sex Offender

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an undocumented individual Monday night with prior convictions of sexual offense. The incident occurred at approximately 10:54 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a group of nine... — Updated 12/1/2021

 

Man Attempts to Smuggle $600K Worth of Cocaine

Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man suspected of smuggling cocaine on Sept. 25. The incident occurred at around 10:36 a.m. when a man driving a white 2011 Chevrolet Traverse approached the checkpoint. The agent at the checkpoint referred the... — Updated 10/15/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: Black-throated Sparrow

Many birds seen in Anza-Borrego are migrating through or seasonal visitors, but the black-throated sparrow is a local resident that you will find most common in the desert southwest and northern Mexico. This true desert species is... — Updated 10/15/2021

 

Meth Hidden in Floorboard

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man accused of smuggling $215,000 worth of methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint in Salton City, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on Sept. 20. At around 9:05 a.m., a man driving a blue 2005 Ford Escape... — Updated 10/1/2021

 

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