Daily Archives: September 3, 2010

Excessive Heat Warning for Imperial County, CA

Issued by The National Weather Service
Phoenix, AZ
9:30 am PDT, Fri., Sep. 3, 2010

… EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING… … EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MST /10 AM PDT/ TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ SATURDAY…

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING. AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MST /10 AM PDT/ TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ SATURDAY.

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CBP Arrests 20 for Maritime Smuggling Attempt at Carlsbad State Beach

Carlsbad, Calif. – A collaborative effort between U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Air and Marine and U.S. Border Patrol prevented a maritime smuggling attempt early this morning as 20 foreign nationals who illegally entered the country were arrested at Carlsbad State Beach.

At about 1 a.m., the San Diego Coastal Border Enforcement Team (CBET) comprised of U.S. Border Patrol agents and CBP officers were on patrol along the coastline spotted a panga boat at sea near the shores of Carlsbad State Beach.

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Second Big Cocaine Seizure at Checkpoint in Three Days

Blythe, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector seized more than 20 pounds of cocaine on Wednesday.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe station encountered a man driving white 2000 Ford F-250 at about 6:45 A.M., at the Highway 98 checkpoint north of Yuma. A cursory sniff by a K9 team alerted to the odor of narcotics or hidden persons within the vehicles.

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FAKE FUNERALS, EMPTY CASKETS A Different Kind of Scam

It’s a morbid tale involving phony death certificates, staged funerals with paid actors, and coffins buried with no bodies, but in the end, it’s just a financial fraud scheme like thousands of others we investigate every year.

Earlier this month in Los Angeles, the fourth and final member of an insurance fraud ring was convicted in federal court. Jean Crump—a former mortuary employee—was found guilty of joining three other women in a scheme to defraud insurance companies by filing $1.2 million in phony life insurance policy claims.

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U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Two Involved in Cocaine Smuggling

INDIO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station seized more than $400,000 worth of cocaine and arrested two U.S. citizens in connection with a narcotics smuggling attempt yesterday evening.

At approximately 5 p.m., agents encountered a female U.S. citizen while conducting transportation checks at a local bus station.  During a subsequent consensual search, agents discovered several bundles of cocaine in her backpack and on her person.  Another bus passenger, who was a male U.S. citizen, was found to have several bundles of cocaine taped to his thighs after being questioned and searched by agents.  The cocaine has an estimated value of approximately $403,000.

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