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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

 

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

 

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

 

Meth Smuggling Attempts

Border Patrol agents at the El Centro Sector and Calexico Station seized more than 33 pounds of methamphetamine in three separate incidents over the Labor Day weekend. The first incident occurred at around 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 5, when a man, 20-years-old, driving a white Infinity... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

Woman Arrested For Smuggling Meth

A woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine in her vehicle by Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Aug. 23. At approximately 7:44 a.m., the woman approached the checkpoint in a black Nissan Versa. During initial inspection, a Border Patrol... — Updated 9/8/2020

 

Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $1 Million Worth of Drugs

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized $946,472 worth of drugs in three smuggling attempts at the Highway 86 checkpoint over the weekend. The first incident occurred on Aug. 14 at 3:45 p.m., when a man driving a black Chrysler Sebring approached the checkpoint. A Border... — Updated 9/8/2020

 

Twenty-Two Pounds Found in Tire

Agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint seized methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire on Aug. 17. At around 4:40 p.m., a man driving a black Toyota Tundra approached the checkpoint. After the Border Patrol canine detection team alerted agents to the vehicle, it was sent to... — Updated 9/4/2020

 

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

 

Meth, Syringes, Pipe Seized

Two people were arrested at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Aug. 4 after attempting to smuggle meth, syringes, and a glass pipe. A man, 41, and a woman, 28, approached the checkpoint in a white 2006 Chrysler 300. A Border Patrol canine alerted the agents to the vehicle, and was sent... — Updated 8/28/2020

 

El Centro Border Patrol

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling meth on Aug. 3. At around 7:20 a.m., a woman with three other passengers approached the checkpoint in a silver 2006 Hyundai Elantra. They were waived to secondary inspection... — Updated 8/24/2020

 

Meth Worth $87K Seized

Agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man smuggling methamphetamine in his gas tank on July 30, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident happened at around 12:50 p.m. when a 25-year-old man in a silver 2010 Chevrolet Malibu approached the... — Updated 8/24/2020

 

Meth Worth $24K Seized

Border Patrol Agents at the El Centro Sector arrested two people and seized methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint on July 20. The incident occurred at around 10 a.m., when a woman driving a black 2013 Acura approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents... — Updated 8/7/2020

 

El Centro Border Patrol

Agents at the El Centro Border seized methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint on July 23. The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m., a commercial passenger bus approached the checkpoint. The bus was referred to secondary inspection, after Border Patrol canines... — Updated 8/7/2020

 

Firearm, Ammo, Meth Seized

Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested three people who attempted to smuggle meth and a loaded weapon/ On July 11, a woman driving a white Honda Accord along with two passengers approached the checkpoint and were sent to secondary... — Updated 8/3/2020

 

Salton Sea Prison

The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Tribe plans to build an 8,400-bed prison on its reservation by the Salton Sea. This prison would be one of the largest in the state and the country. The Tribe would then lease it to the state, th... — Updated 7/30/2020

 

Liquid Meth Discovered

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint seized liquid methamphetamine July 7. The incident occurred at around 11:46 a.m., when a man driving a green 1996 Ford F-150 and a passenger approached the checkpoint. During the secondary inspection,... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

Gang Member Arrested

Agents at the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member believed to be “dangerous” on July 6. At around 1 a.m., agents encountered the man who was entering the United States approximately 29 miles west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry near the Jacumba Mountains. The... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

Salton Sea Authority Elects New Officers

A new slate of officers will assume leadership positions of the Board of Directors at the Salton Sea Authority (SSA) to guide the joint powers agency in what promises to be a dynamic year of progress toward recovery for the Sea. Officers appointed by the SSA Board for the new... — Updated 7/16/2020

 

Body Carriers Arrested

Three people suspected of smuggling methamphetamine were arrested on June 25 at the Highway 86 checkpoint. The incident occurred when a man driving a green 2004 Honda Accord with two women approached the checkpoint. Border Patrol canines alerted agents to the vehicle, which was... — Updated 7/9/2020

 

Fifty Pounds of Drugs Seized

Agents at the El Centro Sector Border Patrol made a major drug bust at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City. The incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. on June 23, when the suspect in a gray Acura SUV approached the checkpoint. After being alerted by the Border Patrol canine... — Updated 7/9/2020

 

CBP Seize Heroin

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling heroin. The incident occurred on May 22 when a 53-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman approached the checkpoint in a 2007 Chrysler 300. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted... — Updated 6/10/2020

 

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