California Fast Tracks Safe School Construction Funding to Help Schools in Imperiall County

At its monthly meeting the State Allocation Board also approved the funding of a $4.5 million school modernization project at the Calexico High School as part of the state’s effort to help school districts impacted by the recent earthquake in Imperial County.

El Centro Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender

El Centro, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a convicted sex offender Friday night who was illegally present in the United States.

On April 23, at approximately 10:10 p.m., agents encountered Gerardo Jimenez while patrolling nine miles west of the Downtown Calexico port of entry. It was determined Jimenez was a citizen of Mexico without any legal immigration documents and he was subsequently arrested and transported to the El Centro Border Patrol Station for further processing.

$1.5 Million in Methamphetamine and Cocaine Seized in Undercover Drug Bust

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that agents from his office seized $1.5 million worth of drugs, including 79 pounds of methamphetamine and 11 pounds of cocaine, $30,000 in cash and eight firearms in another successful drug bust in Southern California Thursday night.

Ramon Salazar Camargo, 33, and his accomplice, Jesus Lopez, 21, were arrested Thursday night and are being held in Los Angeles County Jail on $3 million bail each.