Sacramento, California - Tomorrow, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia invites the community to attend WomanHaven Holiday Event and Toy Drive in El Centro. WomanHaven, local community organization for women, will distribute the unwrapped gifts to eligible families.

Imperial Valley, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Imperial Valley are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.  Mexican border crossing card (or “laser visa”) holders who plan to visit the U.S. for more than 30-days and or will travel more than 25 miles from the border during the upcoming travel season, are urged to obtain the essential document early instead of waiting until the day of travel.

Salton City, California - On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected female drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering fourteen hidden packages of drugs in an aftermarket compartment located in the trunk area.

Imperial Valley, California - Monday, U.S. Border Patrols agents assigned to the El Centro Station seized 970 pounds of marijuana from a failed drug smuggling attempt.

Calexico, California - Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near the downtown area approximately one mile east of the Port of Entry.

Imperial, California - On Monday, at approximately 7:23 pm, an Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop near Hwy 98 for a minor traffic violation. While speaking to the driver the deputy became suspicious and determined a further inspection of the vehicle was warranted and requested a deputy with a canine. A search of the vehicle resulted with the canine alerting to the rear bumper area.