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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 7/30/2020

 

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

 

Border Patrol Seizes Meth

Agents at the El Centro Sector Border Patrol seized methamphetamine in two separate incidents. The first incident occurred on June 5, when a man and a woman in a gray Acura Integra approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. After being alerted by the Border Patrol canine team, the... — Updated 6/25/2020

 

Immigrants Found Under Hay

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested a man for human trafficking on June 8 at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City. The incident occurred when the 42-year-old man in a truck approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol canine alerted the agents to the rear area of... — Updated 6/25/2020

 

Three People Smuggled

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of smuggling three undocumented people hidden in the cabin of his tractor trailer, June 2. The incident occurred at approximately 5:55 p.m., when a man driving a white 2016 Freightliner semi tractor-trailer approached... — Updated 6/22/2020

 

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

 

Teens Smuggle Two People

Two people were arrested for smuggling a man and a woman into the United States by El Centro Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to the Highway 111 checkpoint. The incident occurred on May 27 around 9:15 a.m. when a Border Patrol agent spotted a vehicle attempting to go around... — Updated 6/10/2020

 

Two Separate Drug Busts

A man and a woman were arrested on May 7 in two separate incidents after their attempt to smuggle drugs at the Highway 86 checkpoint. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the first incident occurred when a 56-year-old man driving a black 2012 Chevrolet... — Updated 5/27/2020

 

Meth Stashed in Hot Cheetos

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arested a woman and a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine. The incident occurred on May 14, when a 34-year old woman and a 31-year-old man approached the checkpoint in a black Lexus. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to... — Updated 5/27/2020

 

Border Patrol Finds Gun, Meth

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man after finding a loaded handgun and methamphetamine in his vehicle on April 29. The incident occurred when the 26-year-old man approached the immigration checkpoint in a silver BMW. A Border Patrol canine alerted the... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Immigrants Found in Truck

A truck driver was arrested on May 6 after agents discovered six undocumented immigrants hidden in his trailer. The incident occurred at around 7 a.m. when the driver, 46, arrived at the Highway 86 checkpoint. While agents were checking his documentation, a Border Patrol canine... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Agents Seize 83lbs of Meth

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on April 4. The incident occurred at aroun 2:30 p.m., when the 57-year-old man approached the checkpoint in a Ford Explorer. A Border Patrol canine alerted the agents from the... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

Man Arrested Smuggling Immigrants

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City arrested a man suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants March 7. The incident occurred at 5:30 p.m. when a man driving a grey Chevrolet truck approached the checkpoint with four passengers. Agents interviewed... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Agents Seize $164K in Meth

El Centro Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine March 15. The incident occurred when a 22-year-old woman driving a Ford Fusion approached the checkpoint at around 2 p.m. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Heroin, Fentanyl Seized

Border Patrol agents seized nearly three pounds of heroin and fentanyl at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint near Salton City, Feb. 13. At around 10:20 a.m., a 19 year-old-man approached the checkpoint as one of the multiple people in a private taxi. During the secondary... — Updated 2/25/2020

 

Twenty-Six People Found in Tractor Trailer

Border Patrol agents found 26 immigrants inside a tractor trailer at an immigration checkpoint near the Salton Sea on Feb. 12. The incident occurred around 9:40 p.m., where the 32-year-old truck driver and all 26 immigrants, were later arrested. “The undocumented immigrants... — Updated 2/25/2020

 

Border Patrol Seize Liquid Meth

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration check-point in Salton City arrested two men in connection with smuggling methamphetamine Feb. 10. The incident occurred at around 2:55 p.m., when two men, a 25-year-old and an 18-year-old driving a blue Chevy Silverado... — Updated 2/25/2020

 

Meth Hidden in Spare Tire

El Centro Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Jan. 21. The incident occurred when a 35-year-old man approached the checkpoint in a Volvo V-50. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the vehicle, and it was sent... — Updated 2/11/2020

 

$220M For Salton Sea

On Jan. 10, Governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled California's $222 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2020 – 21. Included in the plan is the proposal for investment in the Salton Sea and New River. In the budget, there is $220... — Updated 1/28/2020

 

Teen Busted: Fentanyl, Firearm

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City arrested a teenager who was in possession of fentanyl and a loaded firearm in their vehicle. The incident occurred at around 7:58 p.m. Jan. 3, when an 18-year-old male driving a white Volkswagen approached the... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

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