United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station arrested six men smuggling on their backs 265 pounds of marijuana into the United States.
The incident occurred Tuesday, August 13th in the morning after agents observed the men entering the United States from Mexico 18 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry. Agents tracked the men through a remote desert area near Highway 98. Border Patrol agents apprehended the six males, along with five burlap sacks containing ten packages of marijuana. The marijuana had a combined weight of about 265lbs with an estimated street value of $212,000. The six Mexican nationals and marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.