Daily Archives: May 23, 2011

Another Wind Advisory for Imperial County, CA

Issued by The National Weather Service
Phoenix, AZ

Mon, May 23, 2011, 2:48 AM PDT

Local Radar Map

Updated May 23, 2011, 11:40am PDT

… WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

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Longer Hours for Otay Mesa Ready Lane

CBP Announces Lane Will Remain Open until Midnight on Weekends.

Otay Mesa, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced today that they are increasing the hours of operation for the Otay Mesa Ready Lane on Saturdays and Sundays.

Beginning Saturday, May 21, the Ready Lane will now operate from 8 a.m. until midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. Previously, the Ready Lane closed at 10 p.m. on these days.

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Calif. CBP Seize One and a Half Tons of Marijuana Hidden in Lettuce Shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility seized one and a half tons of marijuana found hidden in a shipment of lettuce during a failed narcotic smuggling attempt Wednesday.

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Marijuana Bundles Hidden Under Lettuce Shipment
Marijuana Bundles Hidden Under Lettuce Shipment

At about 7:15 p.m. on May 18, a 27-year-old male Mexican citizen with a legitimate Border Crossing Card, driving a tractor-trailer with a shipment of lettuce arrived at the border crossing.

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Calexico Ports of Entry Participates in Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

El Centro, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials from the Calexico ports of entry participated in the third annual Imperial Valley Law Enforcement Memorial (IVLEM) Ceremony that took place on Friday, April 29, 2011 on the steps of the Imperial County Courthouse.

Border Patrol Agent rings bell to honor the Memorial of fallen comrades
Ceremonial Bell ringing
Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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Calif. U.S. Border Patrol Intercepts $4.3M of Cocaine

Pine Valley, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Pine Valley arrested a 19-year-old male U.S. citizen yesterday for attempting to smuggle more than 436 pounds of cocaine.

Agents encountered the man at approximately 3:20 p.m., as he arrived at the checkpoint driving a silver 1998 Ford Mustang. During inspection, agents became suspicious of the man’s nervous demeanor and referred him for a secondary inspection. A Border Patrol canine team performed a cursory inspection of the vehicle resulting in a positive alert to the trunk.

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