Calexico CBP Arrests Two with Half Million in Narcotics

Calexico, CA. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico ports of entry arrested two U.S. citizens for allegedly attempting to smuggle over a half million dollars worth of narcotics into the United States.

The first incident occurred on September 14, when a CBP officer conducting inspections of vehicles and travelers referred a 21-year-old female U.S. citizen driving a blue 2006 Ford F-150 pick-up truck for further examination.

CBP in San Diego Remains Focused on Mission Despite Challenges of Construction and Traffic

San Diego— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at San Diego area border crossings recently confiscated more than 8,800 pounds of marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine valued at $8.2 million and stopped the entry of more than 116 inadmissible aliens.

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This 7,903 pounds of marijuana will not make onto American streets because of the exceptional work of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa, CA cargo facility.
This 7,903 pounds of marijuana will not make onto American streets because of the exceptional work of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa, CA cargo facility.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly $4 Million of Cocaine and Marijuana in San Diego County

Pine Valley, CA. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Pine Valley arrested a lawfully admitted permanent resident for smuggling more than 330 pounds of cocaine in a tractor trailer yesterday.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., agents encountered a 46-year-old male Mexican national as he arrived at the checkpoint driving a red 1998 Freightliner tractor trailer. During inspection, agents became suspicious of the truck driver’s nervous demeanor and referred him for a secondary inspection.

FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY URGED TO ACT NOW TO HELP HOMEOWNERS REFINANCE

Letter to Director DeMarco Calls for Swift Action to Allow Homeowners to Take Advantage of Record Low Interest Rates

 

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today urged the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to expedite its efforts to help millions of responsible homeowners refinance so that borrowers can take advantage of today’s record low interest rates.

 

Calexico Dile-A-Ride gets Help from Measure H

By Mario Conde

The Measure H Committee approved funds to support the Calexico Dial-A-Ride program this past Monday.

The Calexico City Council discussed this item at their regular meeting three weeks ago were they were informed about the reduction of funding for the program. On May 18, 2011, the General Services Department submitted a budget request to Imperial County Transportation Commission of $402,151. Unfortunately, the City was allocated funding for the 2011-12 FY in the amount of $351,007. In the past three years there has been a decrease in funding for the Calexico Dial-A-Ride Program from $441,112 in 2008 to $351,007 in last fiscal year.