Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia joined the California Latino Legislative Caucus in honoring two distinguished Imperial Valley natives at this year’s 2015 Latino Spirit Awards. The Latino Spirit Awards were established in 2002 at the State Capitol in Sacramento to coincide the state’s acknowledgement of Cinco de Mayo and to highlight positive role models in our community.

Calexico, California - Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested two Calexico residents attempting to smuggle more than 28 pounds of cocaine stuffed into a duffle bag.

Calexico, California - On Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station foiled an illegal narcotics smuggling attempt of more than 69 pounds of methamphetamine and subsequently discovered a sophisticated, cross-border tunnel.

Imperial, California - Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested 33 year old Leah Strand from Imperial, for Forgery and Embezzlement of public funds. Ms. Strand an Office Assistant with the Sheriff's Office was placed on leave after discrepancies were discovered with some civil transactions.

Winterhaven, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry Saturday found 50 pounds of cocaine hidden in the car of a family with three kids.

El Centro, California - Imperial County Sheriff’s Office participated in "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" on Thursday, April 23, 2015. This was a great opportunity for the children to see what their parent, grandparent or guardian does at the sheriff’s office and to also take part in some activities. The ages varied from four to seventeen year-olds.