El Centro B P Saves Man from Suicide Attempt and finds Cocaine in Engine


cbpCALEXICO –Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a man from hanging himself on the border fence.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:05 p.m., near 1st Street in Calexico, when a Border Patrol agent observed a man climb over the border fence using a rope.

The agent responded to the area and observed the man had hung himself with the rope.

The agent approached the man and grabbed him by the legs, elevating him to release the pressure around his neck.  The agent held on until another agent arrived on the scene to assist.

As both agents elevated the man, the rope unraveled itself and they were able to lower him to the ground.  Once lowered, the man was found to be unresponsive and not breathing.

One of the agents quickly took actions that revived the man.

Calexico Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) arrived on scene and monitored the man’s vital signs until the Calexico Fire Department and ambulance arrived.

The man was later identified to be 27-years-old, and a citizen of Mexico.  He was transported to El Centro Regional Medical center for further evaluation.


El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Find Cocaine Stuffed in Engine


SALTON CITY – On Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with bundles of cocaine hidden within the manifold of the vehicle.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:00 p.m., when Border Patrol agents encountered a 54-year-old man driving a 2000 Toyota Tundra at the Highway 86 checkpoint located near Salton City, California.

Agents referred the driver to secondary inspection area for further investigation.  During the inspection, a canine detection team alerted to the vehicle.  The agents subsequently discovered three bundles of cocaine hidden within the manifold of the vehicle.

The cocaine had a combined weight of 8.13 pounds with an estimated street value of $105,690.

The suspected smuggler, a United States citizen, was taken into custody.  The man, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.