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CBP confiscates marijuana found in shipments of jalapeño peppers

PHOTOS: U.S. Customs & Border Protection SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced the confiscation of a large amount of packaged marijuana hidden inside shipments of jalapeño


Border Patrol agents arrest two convicted sex offenders

BOOKING PHOTOS: U.S. Customs & Border Protection CALEXICO — U.S. Border Patrol agents have announced the arrests of two convicted and previously deported sex offenders last weekend. Around 6 PM


Previously-deported sex offender arrested again at Calexico border

PHOTO: U.S. Customs & Border Protection CALEXICO — Border Patrol agents at the El Centro Sector have arrested a previously-deported sex offender on the morning of Monday, September 10. At


El Centro Border Patrol seizes smuggled drugs in two separate incidents

PHOTO: El Centro Sector Border Patrol SALTON CITY — Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint confiscated smuggled drugs in two separate incidents last weekend, according to reports. On Sunday,


Barricade Drive-Thru Attempt Impeded at Border

Ramps used by suspects EL CENTRO  – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents thwarted an attempt to smuggle drugs and drive-thru vehicle barricades using metal ramps on Sunday morning. Agents


Border Patrol Agents Find Candy Laced with THC

Border Patrol agents at the San Clemente checkpoint intercepted two vehicles Wednesday with a variety of drugs and candy laced with THC, the mind-altering component of marijuana. The first car came through


Border Patrol Agents Find 12 Pounds of Meth

U.S. Border Patrol agents took more methamphetamine off the streets Tuesday by foiling an attempted smuggling at the San Clemente checkpoint. Last week, agents found $7 million in meth stashed in the

San Diego

Border Patrol Stops Car, Finds $6.7 Million Worth of Cocaine

Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 5 checkpoint near San Clemente stopped a compact car Friday with nearly 700 pounds of cocaine worth $6.7 million. The large seizure was equal to more than


Border Patrol Agents Bust Suspected Heroin Smuggler

A suspected heroin smuggler was caught at the San Clemente checkpoint Monday, the U.S. Border Patrol announced today. At about 10:30 a.m. Monday, agents at the checkpoint referred a 26-year-old Mexican national


Border Patrol: We’ll Help with the Flat Tire, But We’re Taking the Pot

A woman who stopped for help with a flat tire at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint Tuesday had 141 pounds of pot stuffed in her wheels, according to a release