Imperial, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrest a street gang member, a suspected narcotics smuggler, and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine over the weekend.

Winterhaven, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry Thursday arrested a man after discovering more than 500 pounds of marijuana concealed in an auxiliary fuel tank located in the bed of the pickup he was driving.

Sacramento, California - State Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) this week requested the involvement of the State Water Resources Control Board in the restoration of the Salton Sea.  His letter also praised the State water agency for its previous work on water issues, and further explained the severity of the potential ecological consequences and economic impacts to the region if the Sea is not restored.

El Centro, California - Within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we strive to help the community in many ways. During the holiday season, there are many people who enjoy a happy and warm time with friends and family. Others in our communities are less fortunate. For this reason, every year the El Centro Border Patrol Station participates in the Little Angels Program which is hosted annually by the Salvation Army.

Salton City, California - Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering an aftermarket compartment inside the intake manifold containing narcotics.

Calexico, California - Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested three illegal immigrants near the Imperial Sand Dunes suspected of smuggling approximately 138 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $82,000.