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Man Busted for Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents busted a man on Dec. 21 for meth that was taped to his body. The incident occurred a little after 8 p.m. at the Highway 86 checkpoint when a man and a woman in a white truck approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 team alerted agents... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

Meth Discovered in Cooler

Border Patrol agents found packages of methamphetamine hidden in coolers at the Highway 86 checkpoint. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the incident happened on Dec. 8. A man driving a white Hyundai Sonata was sent to secondary inspection after a canine alerted agents to... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

Couple Arrested for Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine the morning of December 7, according to a press release. The incident occurred at approximately 4:25 a.m., when a 41-year-old female and a 42-year-old male in a black Acura TL approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

Man Busted for Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents busted a man on Dec. 21 for meth that was taped to his body. The incident occurred a little after 8 p.m. at the Highway 86 checkpoint when a man and a woman in a white truck approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 team alerted agents... — Updated 12/25/2020

 

Sex Offender Arrested

El Centro Sector agents arrested a sex offender after illegally entering the United States on Dec. 7. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents saw the man entering 29 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. The agents arrested him and took him the nearest rally point for... — Updated 12/15/2020

 

Stolen Car, Drugs Intercepted

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint recovered a stolen vehicle and seized marijuana on Nov. 21, according to a press release by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident occurred at approximately 1:50 p.m., when a woman driving a silver... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

Technology Assists in Meth Seizure

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine Saturday Nov. 14, according to a press release. The incident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m., when a man driving a gold Mercedes-Benz sedan approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. Agents directed the vehicle aside for... — Updated 12/5/2020

 

Desert Pipe Dream

“Oh, what a wondrous thing – all the free water we could want in the middle of the desert. Brought to us by that beneficent colossus of water, the San Diego County Water Authority. We can have more golf courses, green farms will carpet the valley, businesses will bloom, and... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

Two Women Arrested

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested two women attempting to smuggle methamphetamine Nov. 11. The incident occurred at around 10 p.m., when a woman driving a silver Chrysler Sebring along with a female passenger approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9... — Updated 12/1/2020

 

Stolen Vehicle, Weapon, Drugs Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and a loaded weapon from a stolen vehicle Friday evening, Nov. 6. The incident occurred at approximately 6:55 p.m., when a man driving a silver Jeep Cherokee approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border... — Updated 11/26/2020

 
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Kathy King of Finding Homes

She used to be known as "Queen of the Salton Sea" back in the real estate boom days by the Sea and now local Coldwell Banker Realtor Kathy King has earned the title, "Queen of Finding Funding" for non-profits in need. Kathy... — Updated 11/25/2020

 

$225K in Drugs Confiscated

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized about $225K worth of methamphetamine Nov. 4. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., when a man driving a burgundy Buick sedan approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

Distressed Men Rescued

Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector successfully rescued three men on Nov. 3, according to a press release. The rescue was initiated at 8:40 p.m., when El Centro Sector Radio Communications Dispatch received a distress call from an undocumented individual who had... — Updated 11/10/2020

 

Meth Seized at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine Oct. 20. The incident occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m., when a man driving a gray Ford Explorer approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted agents to the vehicle, and it was... — Updated 11/9/2020

 

Meth, Fentanyl, Cocaine

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents foiled two narcotics smuggling attempts Oct. 17. The first incident occurred at 7:20 a.m., when a man driving a Hyundai approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle, which was to enter the... — Updated 10/30/2020

 

Over 175 Pounds of Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint seized over 175 pounds of methamphetamine Oct. 13. The incident occurred at approximately 5:25 p.m., when a man driving a white Peterbilt tractor-trailer approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection... — Updated 10/29/2020

 

Gang Member Arrested

Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member on Oct. 8, according to a press release. The incident occurred at 7:08 p.m., when a private taxi approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. One of the passengers of the taxi presented a Lawful Permanent Reside... — Updated 10/29/2020

 

Borrego Water District Q & A:

Tammy Baker, Bruce Burgener and Diane Johnson, who are running for two seats on the Borrego Water District Board of Directors answered four questions in regards of the Regional Conveyance System, water reductions/GMP, as well as the biggest challenges for BWD. Below are their... — Updated 10/23/2020

 

Crash Landing...

A Marine Corps fighter jet collided in mid-air with another plane during an air-to-air refueling operation on Sept. 29 near the Salton Sea. The pilot of the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter was ejected successfully, and the... — Updated 10/22/2020

 

Drugs Worth Nearly $900K Seized

Border Patrol agents confiscated nearly $900,000 worth of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl at the Highway 86 checkpoint. Three incidents occurred on Oct. 2. The first was around 7:35 a.m., when a 67-year-old man legal permanent resident from Mexico approached the chec... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

Agents Seize Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents seized over 16 pounds of methamphetamine in two separate events. The first incident occurred Sept. 26, at approximately 9:50 a.m., when a commercial passenger bus approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. Agents directed the bus to enter the... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

Swarm of Quakes

Hundreds of earthquakes, the largest of which had a magnitude-4.9, rattled south of the Salton Sea on Sept. 30, sending light tremors into Riverside and San Diego County. In a two-and-a-half-hour span, 45 earthquakes of at least a magnitude-3.0 struck the Westmorland area,... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

Two Smuggling Attempts

Agents arrested three men suspected of smuggling drugs through the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint on two separate events over the weekend. The first incident happened Sept. 12, at 12:20 p.m., when a man driving a black Hyundai Veloster, along with a male passenger approached... — Updated 10/5/2020

 

Agents Arrest Two Men

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested two men, including a current recipient of the DREAM Act, suspected of smuggling narcotics on Sept. 11. The incident occurred at approximately 9:50 a.m., when a man driving a silver Nissan... — Updated 10/2/2020

 

Agents Arrest Ten People

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested 10 undocumented people fraudulently using social security numbers on Aug. 12, according to a press release. At around 7:40 p.m., a group of vehicles caravanning together approached the checkpoint. During the immigration... — Updated 9/3/2020

 

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