Calexico, California - Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station on patrol discovered more than 1000 pounds of abandoned marijuana along the Alamo River with an estimated value of more than $628,000.

At approximately 3:45 a.m., agents discovered 84 packages of marijuana abandoned in the brush line along the river, located approximately 7 miles east of Calexico West Port of Entry.

The marijuana had a total weight of 1048 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $628,000 and were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

Last fiscal year El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized 5,713 pounds of marijuana.

The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats.  We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe.  Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.