CALEXICO, CA – El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents had their hands full – literally and figuratively on both May 5th and 6th in the border area where smuggled drugs are hurled over the U.S. International Border Fence.
First, an agent from the Calixico Border Patrol Station discovered four packages on the ground at about 9:40 PM, abandoned one mile east of the Calexico West Port of Entry. “The packages, wrapped narcotics, are referred to as “kettlebells,” a tactic consistent with the current narcotic smuggling trends in this area,” said California Border Patrol (CBP).
As a result, the dangerous illegal drugs were seized and transported to Calexico Border Patrol Station. Further processing resulted in contents testing positive for meth characteristics, weighing in at 4.10 LBS, with
$11,275 in estimated street value.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) were handed the narcotic packages. The next day, at about 2:20 AM, a Mexican Police Officer on the Mexico side of the U.S. International Border Fence informed an agent assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station that he’d just apprehended a suspect throwing an object over the border wall.
The agent assigned to the area near downtown searched the area, and found a bag with two small kettlebells inside.
The agent seized the property and transported it to the Calexico Border Patrol Station. Further processing revealed contents testing positive for characteristics of methamphetamine. The estimated street value of the .79 LBS of illicit
narcotics were $2,172.
El Centro Sector turned over the narcotic packages to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.