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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 Arrested for Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol says agents discovered nearly 75-pounds of methamphetamine on Oct. 21 during a best at the Highway 86 checkpoint. The incident occurred just after 10 a.m. when a Chevy Silverado passed through the checkpoint. It was referred to secondary inspection,... — Updated 10/29/2021

 

Liquid Meth at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man accused of smuggling liquid methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint Sept. 30. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m., when a white 2007 Chevrolet Silverado approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent... — Updated 10/18/2021

 

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

 

Firearm, Drugs Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen accused of smuggling illegal narcotics through an immigration checkpoint on Sept. 25. The incident occurred at approximately 10:43 p.m., when a white 2015 Ford F-150 approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The... — 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

 

$55K Worth of Methamphetamine Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two people accused of attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on Aug. 19. The incident occurred at about 12:17 p.m., when a silver 2004 Mercedes SL approached the Highway 111 checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Black Tar Heroin Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three people accused of attempting to smuggle black tar heroin through an immigration checkpoint on Aug. 26. The incident occurred at around noon, when a dark gray 2004 Acura TLX approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Large Quantity of Xanax Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two individuals attempting to smuggle a large quantity of the prescription drug Alprozolam (also known as Xanax) through an immigration checkpoint Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at about 1:15 p.m., when a white 2018 Nissan... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

Man Arrested, Attempts to Flee Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man attempting to smuggle fentanyl through an immigration checkpoint early Saturday morning. The incident occurred at 4:35 a.m., when a blue 2012 Ford Fusion approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The agent in primary... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

$300K Meth Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on June 24. The incident occurred at 6:55 p.m., when a woman driving a silver 2019 Toyota C-HR SUV approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The... — Updated 7/6/2021

 

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