Calexico CBP Officer Assaulted by SENTRI Trusted Traveler

Calexico, Calif. — In addition to preventing more than 380 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $230,000 from entering the country, U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico West Port of Entry in California arrested a Mexican citizen enrolled in the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) program for assaulting a CBP officer yesterday.

Thirty bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $230,000 in the trunks of a 1994 white Toyota Camry driven by a 46-year-old female Mexican citizen. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Calexico City Employees Interact With City Council

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council passed a new policy which will allow employees to speak to Council members without fear of retaliation.

The new policy that was proposed by Councilman Bill Hodge was requested in an effort to allow City employees to come forward to City Council members individually on the employees’ personal time to provide constructive criticisms and/or suggestions regarding non confidential daily operations, efficiencies and budget saving ideas without fear of reprisal. The new policy also encourages employees to meet and discuss these budget saving suggestions with supervisors, Department Head, or the City Manager.