Defense in Depth Aids in Arizona Marijuana Seizures

Yuma, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector arrested three suspected drug smugglers and seized nearly a half-million dollars of marijuana in two separate incidents on Tuesday

Wellton Station agents seized 431 pounds of marijuana found in a tractor trailer hauling bales of hay at the immigration checkpoint near Dateland, Ariz. on Tuesday.

Early Tuesday morning, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station referred a tractor trailer hauling bales of hay for secondary inspection after a canine team alerted to the trailer. During inspection, agents discovered several large bundles of marijuana stuffed between the hay bales.

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Five People in Arizona Desert

Wellton, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector had to use their first responder skills in recent days to rescue five people.

On Monday afternoon, Border Patrol agents from the Wellton station located a man in distress just off Interstate 8 near Gila Bend. One of the agents trained and licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician rendered immediate first aid until advanced medical personnel arrived on scene. The man was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

Boat with $1.4 Million of Marijuana Nabbed by U.S. Border Patrol

A joint effort between U.S. Border Patrol agents and San Diego Police officers led to the seizure of 39 bales of marijuana weighing several thousand pounds along the La Jolla, Calif., coastline early Tuesday.

At about 1:15 a.m., agents spotted a panga boat that came ashore at Windansea Beach. As the agents and SDPD officers approached the boat, they encountered a group of individuals unloading several large bundles of marijuana. After the individuals were arrested, agents seized the vessel and the bales of marijuana, which had an estimated street value of $1,434,500.

KPBS Recognizes SDSU-IV For Community Outreach

KPBS, a public broadcasting station providing both public radio and public television to San Diego County, honored San Diego State University – Imperial Valley Campus in a special ceremony at the KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.  The event presented by KPBS entitled “Raising Readers – High Five!” was a celebration of all who foster a love of reading among San Diego and Imperial Valley kids and recognized partners devoted to community outreach efforts encouraging literacy.  Keynote speaker was Elizabeth Sanchez, a seasoned broadcast journalist and host of PBS’s “A Place of Our Own.”   Presenting the award to Monica Cortez, Development Coordinator and Norma Aguilar, Freshmen Recruiter/Academic Advisor was Monica Medina, KPBS Director of Education and Outreach, in a special ceremony during the event.  In her presentation speech, Deanna Mackey, KPBS Station Manager, announced: