Daily Archives: April 12, 2011

CBP Officers Arrest 74-Year-Old New Mexico Man in Marijuana Smuggling Attempt

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry arrested a 74-year-old male attempting to smuggle 172.7 pounds of marijuana Saturday. CBP officers at El Paso area ports confiscated a total of 1,127.74 pounds of marijuana and 18.10 pounds of amphetamines in eight drug busts over the weekend.

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Calif. CBP Officers Seize More Than $1M in Cash, Narcotics Over Weekend

Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry seized close to $400,000 dollars in concealed U.S. currency and $761,000 worth of narcotics during outbound and inbound port operations.

The three unrelated incidents took place over the weekend where CBP officers prevented 79 pounds of narcotics entering the U.S. and intercepted $398,269 dollars in concealed currency leaving the U.S.

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Congressman Filner Announces $1 Million For Brawley Head Start

Congressman Bob Filner announced today that the Brawley based Campesinos Unidos, Inc. has been awarded $1,095,502 for their Head Start program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“This funding goes directly to helping children get a fair chance at a good education,” said Congressman Filner.  “This is exactly the type of educational programs we should be backing right now because they make a real difference in the lives of so many families.”
Campesinos Unidos, Inc. (CUI) is a private, non-profit organization (501c3) incorporated in 1971. They have acted as both a prime sponsor and subcontractor of numerous Federal, State and Local programs serving the rural poor. Currently, CUI provides a large Child Development-Head Start program, Employment-Training projects, a Self-Help Housing effort, and energy assistance services.

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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

Alexi Ogando is making the Texas Rangers forget about their loss of Cliff Lee in the off-season. And so is Matt Harrison and Derek Holland. Through the first 10 games this season, the three starting pitchers were 6-0 as the Rangers went 9-1. It was the team’s best start since going 9-1 in 1989.

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Second Suspect Arested in the Murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas

A suspect in the 2009 killing of a Border Patrol agent has been taken into custody by Mexican authorities.
The “Los Angeles Times” cites a Tijuana police spokesman as saying Marcos Manuel Rodriguez Perez was arrested last night.
Also known as “El Virus,” he is one of three men who allegedly attempted to rob Agent Robert Rosas in a remote area east of San Diego, California.
Rosas was shot several times.
A Mexican police source says Rodriguez is now in U.S. custody.
Rodriguez was captured through a joint effort by the FBI and Mexican police.
Last year, a second suspect in the crime was sentenced to 40 years behind bars.
A third suspect is still being sought.

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