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  1. Border Patrol puts an end to attempted drug smugglingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday |

    Yesterday, it was reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working the Calexico downtown port of entry Thursday encountered a 28-year-old woman walking through the downtown port pedestrian way. Observing her they noticed she appeared to be nervous and escorted her to a secure area for additional inspection.


  2. Smuggling: Let us count the waysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2014 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... Chrysler sedan. The narcotics weighed 18.55 pounds and were valued about $371,000. - In April 2013, agents at the Calexico border crossing found 27 endangered fish bladders in a vehicle and arrested the driver. The fish, used to make a ...


  3. El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrest Seven during Drug Smuggling AttemptRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Holtville Tribune

    Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station seized a 2006 Chevy Suburban and arrested seven individuals attempting to smuggle approximately 257 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $154,000 near the intersection of Highway 98 and Interstate 8. The incident occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m., when Border Patrol agents observed five suspected illegal aliens approach the International Boundary fence carrying large packages on their backs from Mexico.


  4. El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Methamphetamine and Arrest Gang Member over the WeekendRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Holtville Tribune

    El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrest a street gang member, a suspected narcotics smuggler, and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine over the weekend. The first incident occurred on Saturday, at approximately 7:00 a.m., when El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a known street gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.


  5. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Seizure of $360,000 of...Read the original story

    Jul 21, 2011 | Office of the California Attorney General

    Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the seizure of 18 kilograms of cocaine worth $360,000 by Department of Justice Border Interdiction Team Special Agents and Imperial County Sheriff's Deputies from a vehicle crossing into the United States through the Calexico Port of Entry.


  6. 'Snow birds' gather in Pine...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... was sitting in his big rig off the side of I-8, at Pine Valley, figuring out whether to continue heading east to Calexico. The snow was still falling and the interstate was iced over. "I don't have snow chains," Sorenson said. "It's not so bad just ...


  7. High School Roundup: Newport Harbor boys' soccer wins twiceRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 27 | Daily Pilot

    Newport Harbor High won a pair of pool-play games Saturday at Oceanside Soccer Complex, defeating Calexico, 1-0, and Chaparral, 2-1. Brandon Varela and Alan Alcantara scored for the Sailors against Calexico.


  8. Fraudulent Passports Used in Illegal Alien Border CrossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 |

    Illegal aliens from El Salvador and Mexico have been using fraudulent passports in an attempt to cross the U.S. southern border, four of which were caught in their attempts over the weekend. Border Patrol officers at the downtown Calexico port of entry caught a jittery 35-year old El Salvadorian national Saturday as the man presented a U.S. passport that did not belong to him.


  9. Hard Winter for California Farm Workers Photoessay by David BaconRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | ImmigrationProf Blog

    ... In the Imperial Valley , next to the Mexican border , the unemployment rate is over 26% in Brawley and Calexico. This is a reality invisible to the state's urban dwellers. Los Angeles has a high unemployment rate for a city, but it is still less ...


  10. U.S. Land Port of Entry Funding ReboundsRead the original story

    Dec 23, 2014 | ENR-Engineering News-Record

    In the newly enacted spending bill for the rest of fiscal year 2015, GSA's account allotment for its new-construction includes $216.8 million for the San Ysidro project and $98.1 million for a port in Calexico, Calif. Those were the amounts GSA had requested in its budget submission.


  11. El Centro Sector Border Patrol Highlights Fiscal Year 2014Read the original story

    Dec 22, 2014 | Holtville Tribune

    United States Border Patrol agents within the El Centro Sector area of operations continue to demonstrate a high level of law enforcement achievements along the 70 linear miles of International Boundary shared with Mexico from the Jacumba Mountains in the west to the Imperial Sand Dunes in the east during fiscal year 2014. El Centro Sector now employs over 1,100 uniformed agents assigned to 3 line-watch stations in El Centro, Calexico, and Indio.


  12. Judge Says Man Must Stand Trial for Beating Death of ToddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 |

    ... exico after Jorge's death, then came back to the United States. Rodriguez was arrested on a murder warrant near the Calexico border crossing.


  13. Funds for San Ysidro, Calexico ports of entry in spending billRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    The $1.1 trillion spending plan signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday brings direct benefits to two ports of entry on the California-Mexico border: San Ysidro and Calexico. The allocation of $216.8 million for San Ysidro means that the massive reconfiguration of the busiest border crossing in the western hemisphere is now fully funded.


  14. In Mazatlan, Mexico, bands' field concert goes unexplainedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

    ... a recent afternoon, there was, incongruously, a line of snare drums. Minutes later, in walked men with sousaphones. Calexico Police Department Detective Mario Salinas looks toward the border crossing. The entry point is a major corridor through ...


  15. Former Border Patrol Agent sentenced to life in prison for murder, tortureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 |

    On December 12, 2014, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced that retired border patrol agent Nerio Celaya, 44, of Calexico, California has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the killing and torture of his cousin's 29-year-old girlfriend, Lupe Fernandez, in 2010. Celaya was found guilty of one count each of first degree murder and torture.


  16. United States v. CamouRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | FindLaw

    ... a phone call from Jessie, a.k.a. "Mother Teresa." "Mother Teresa" arranged for Camou to pick up Martinez-Ramirez in Calexico, California and transport him to either Palm Desert, California or Coachella, California. During Lundy's interview, Camou's ...


  17. Child-Porn Plea Rested on Illegal Border SearchRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2014 | Courthouse News Service

    ... questioning by Border Patrol Agent Richard Walla, Lundy said that she and Camou had picked up Martinez-Ramirez in Calexico, Calif., from a woman called "Mother Teresa." The pair had allegedly made eight smuggling trips a month for Mother Teresa for ...


  18. Congressman Vargas Statement on the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of FY 2015Read the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Holtville Tribune

    Congressman Juan Vargas released the following statement regarding the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of FY 2015. The bill includes funding for both the San Ysidro and Calexico West Land Ports of Entry as well as funding for the Salton Sea Research Project.


  19. Mexican protesters block key U.S. entry points into MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Yahoo!

    ... in the morning, Otay customs officials said. As late as 8 p.m., the cargo lanes at the port of entry between Calexico and Mexicali also remained closed, customs officials confirmed. The U.S. State Department on Sunday warned U.S. citizens to be ...


  20. UC San Diego Health System and Imperial Valley Family Care Medical Group Sign AffiliationRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | Newswise

    ... the largest physician's multi-specialty group with 13 clinics in Imperial County including El Centro, Brawley, and Calexico. The physicians and medical staff of IVFCMG provide a broad range of medical services, including internal medicine and family ...


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