Brawley Resident Arrested for Cocaine Smuggling at Calexico Downtown Port


CALEXICO, CA. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry discovered 36 pounds of cocaine hidden inside a brown 2001 Maroon Saturn.

The seizure occurred on Sunday, October 16, at about 10:15 p.m. when a CBP officer conducting inspections of vehicles and travelers referred the driver, a 19-year-old female Mexican citizen, for further examination.

1st Annual Amber Bryant Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Friends remember Amber

It was a beautiful Saturday morning at Jeffrey Thornton Park in Brawley when crowds gathered to participate in the 1st Annual Amber Bryant Memorial 5K that was hosted by the Women of Virtue Empowerment Network (WOVEN).  Participants donned memorial t-shirts and purple ribbons in honor of their friend who lost her life almost a year ago to the date by an act of domestic violence.  The event was organized in remembrance of Amber and in the hopes of raising awareness of domestic violence in the Imperial Valley.  WOVEN members, community members, friends and family of Amber’s, and many others participated to raise funds to prevent these acts of violence.