Monday May 13
Report scrutinizes new Border Patrol punishments
A widely touted Border Patrol initiative to send migrants back to Mexico far from the points they are caught entering the U.S. illegally has one of the worst track records at discouraging people from trying again, according to a new study that offers a detailed assessment of how the agency's new enforcement strategies are working.
Wed May 08, 2013
CBP Officers at Calexico and Andrade Ports Seize more than $250,000 worth of Narcotics over Weekend
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Andrade and Calexico ports of entry over the weekend made two significant narcotic seizures worth more than $250,000. The first seizure occurred on Saturday, May 4, at about 2:15 p.m. at the Calexico East port of entry when a CBP officer conducting inspections of vehicles and travelers ... (more)
U.S. Border Patrol in Southern California Apprehends Sex Offender
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a convicted sex offender early this morning in an isolated area in Calexico.
Fri May 03, 2013
Retired CBP Supervisor Lawson Hardrick, Jr. of Calexico sentenced in child pornography case
A 64-year-old former U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release for downloading child pornography from the Internet.
Thu May 02, 2013
Five Myths About Mexico
People cross from the US to Mexico at the international border station in Calexico, California, adjacent to the Mexican border town of Mexicali, November 3, 2009 .
Mon Apr 29, 2013
KFMB-TV San Diego
Water main break creates major sinkhole in San Ysidro
A main break created a large sinkhole at a San Ysidro intersection Monday, causing a road closure while crews worked to shut off the water and start repairs.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Former Customs official sentenced in porn case
The defendant, Lawson Hardrick Jr., 64, of Calexico, was the assistant director for the Calexico ports of entry, federal officials said.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
7 charged with smuggling fish bladders to China
Seven people have been charged with smuggling bladders from an endangered fish in what authorities said Wednesday may be a growing international practice in which the bladders are sold for up to $20,000 each to be used in a highly desired soup.
NBC San Diego
Multi-Million $ Fish Bladder Factory Uncovered
This March 2013 image provided by the U.S. attorney's Office shows Totoaba bladders displayed at a U.S. border crossing in downtown Calexico, Mexico.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
The Salinas Californian
Jeff Mitchell: Is Castaneda just playing for time with the AG?
Monday marked the 129th day that new Salinas City Councilman and Alisal Union School District board member Jose Castaneda has continued to hold both seats in an apparent violation of state law.