21 hrs ago
Deported Child Sex Abuser Caught at CA-Mexico Border
Felony sex offender and 43-year-old Guatemalan national Osmar Acevedo, convicted in Los Angeles County of acts with a child and previously deported, was recently caught attempting to illegally re-enter the U.S. through the southwest border in a mountainous area outside Calexico, California.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Criminal Gang Member - 21st this Fiscal Year
Friday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station apprehended another dangerous gang member from the "Surenos 13" criminal street gang while making an illegal entry into the U.S. A total of 21 gang members have been arrested in El Centro Sector's area of operation this fiscal year.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
CBP Officers Find Cocaine Inside Rocking Horses, Seize Pills, U.S. Currency
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the local ports of entry over the weekend foiled three attempts to smuggle 29 pounds of cocaine hidden in two wooden rocking horses, 752 prescription pills concealed in clothing, and $382,749 in unreported U.S. currency that was bound for Mexico.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Sex Offender in Mountains
Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender in a mountainous area approximately 29 miles west of downtown Calexico.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Man charged with smuggling after deaths of 2 migrants found in trunk
Traffic on the Tijuana side of the San Ysidro border crossing, where authorities say two migrants were discovered in the trunk of a vehicle.
San Diego Reader
Baja's next big thing?
Like most people who live in Calexico - the border town about 90 miles east of San Diego - Anthony Ramirez often heads south to the much larger Mexicali, on the other side of the border, for fun.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Fish bladder smuggler gets 1-year sentence
Zhen is one of at least seven people charged in separate cases last year with smuggling bladders from endangered Totoaba fish, which are native to Mexican waters but prized in China for their purported medicinal properties.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Calexico CBP Officers Stop Attempt to Smuggle 1,620 Pounds of Marijuana Inside Utility Trailer
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry on Sunday arrested a San Diego man and woman after discovering about 1,620 pounds of marijuana concealed in the trailer they were towing.