Calexico Port Officers Arrest 19-Year-Old Male for attempt to Smuggle 52 Pounds of Cocaine

Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry arrested a 19-year-old male Mexican citizen after they discovered 52 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle he was driving when he entered the port Sunday.

Seized Cocaine
Calexico CBP Officers Seize Cocaine
Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Calexico Planning Commission Approves the Grand Plaza Project

By Mario Conde

The Calexico Planning Commission approved the Grand Plaza project at their Monday meeting that will bring jobs and brand name stores to the border city.

Its been a long time coming for the Charles Company who has been working with the City of Calexico for more than five years to develop an outlet shopping center that will be located on the south side of West 2nd Street, approximately ½ mile west of the International Port of Entry and downtown Calexico, and bounded to the south by the U.S-Mexico border.

Calexico Mayor and Police Chief Discuss Border at White House

                   Local officials met with DHS Secretary Napolitano on jobs and public safety


Washington, D.C. – Today, Mayor Luis J. Castro and Chief James Neujahr met with senior Administration officials – including an hour-long discussion with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in the White House – to talk about enhancing public safety and economic development in the U.S.-Mexico border region.