Daily Archives: April 5, 2010

CBP Officers in San Diego Capture Attempted Murder Suspect

Otay Mesa — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry yesterday captured a man wanted for attempted murder by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Thursday afternoon at about 4 p.m., a 21-year-old female Mexican citizen entered the border station driving an Acura Integra with two other passengers, an 18-year-old female U.S. citizen and 20-year-old Horacio Gonzalez. The primary officer queried Gonzalez’ name and date of birth against law enforcement databases and received an alert that Gonzalez was a wanted person.

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SENTRI Member Caught with Narcotics at Calexico Downtown Port

Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry caught a 24-year-old male enrolled in CBP’s “trusted traveler” program allegedly attempting to smuggle 25 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

On Thursday, April 1, at about 2:15 p.m., a Mexican citizen attempted to enter the U.S. through the designated SENTRI lane driving a gold 2002 Ford Ranger pick-up truck. CBP officers were conducting an enforcement operation and targeted the vehicle for a secondary inspection.

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U.S. Border Patrol Discovers Marijuana-Filled Furniture Load

stash valued at more than $386,000 hidden inside a load of furniture, which was being hauled on Interstate 5, about three miles north of the San Clemente checkpoint.

At about 2:30 p.m., agents stopped a 33-year-old male U.S. citizen, who was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer filled with furniture. As agents approached the vehicle, they noticed an odor, believed to be marijuana, emanating from the trailer.

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Imperial Valley Earthquake Update

Situation Update:

Imperial County Officials this morning provided an update on the situation in Imperial County as a result of the earthquake that hit the Valley yesterday afternoon.

It has been reported that both hospitals in the County are operating. There have been no reports of any major injuries in Imperial County as a result of the earthquake. The EOC has been in contact with officials from Mexicali, Baja CA and are assisting in their requests for mutual aid. Initial reports from Mexicali, Baja CA indicate widespread power and water outages and structural damage to some buildings.

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Easter earthquakes shake Imperial Valley

By Luke Phillips

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