• Man Pleads Not Guilty to Smuggling Over 60 Pounds of Narcotics

    During a search of the vehicle’s interior, agents discovered a plastic container and two gym bags that contained a total of 26 packages of narcotics. There were 19 packages that contained 46.7 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $126,630. The other seven packages contained 18 pounds of fentanyl with an estimated street value of $268,297.

  • Border Agents Discover Meth in Vehicle’s Gas Tank

    Salton City, CA El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine in the gas tank of a dark blue sedan on Wednesday morning. A 34-year-old woman approached the checkpoint in a blue, Chevy Malibu at approximately 8 a.m. while traveling on the westbound lanes. […]

  • Border Patrol Stops Three Narcotics Loads on Highway 86

    Niland, CA El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested three women suspected of drug smuggling in three separate events over the weekend. The first incident occurred on Friday night when a 2008 Saturn Outlook driven by a 37-year- old woman approached the checkpoint on Highway […]

  • Border Patrol Arrest Cocaine Smugglers and Sex Offender

    Salton City, CA El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man and woman suspected of drug smuggling Saturday morning and a previously deported sex offender later that night. The first incident occurred at approximately 9 a.m., when a silver 2007 Jeep Commander approached the checkpoint on Highway 86 driven by a 37-year- old man […]

  • 46 Pounds Of Meth Discovered In Border Patrol Inspection

    Niland, CA. – Around 6:30pm last Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside the front and back seat of his 2002 Dodge Durango.  A Border Patrol detection canine team first alerted to the vehicle during primary inspection. The man was referred to secondary inspection for further examination where agents […]

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