Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling more than 19 pounds of cocaine hidden in his vehicle’s rear axle transfer case on Wednesday.

El Centro, California - Corporal Arreola recently received the national designation of Certified Jail Officer (CJO) by the authority of the American Jail Association through the Jail Manager Certification Commission.

Holtville, California - Sunday, Holtville deputies arrested Albert Anzunes (28 years) for Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Methampethamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Leslie Castro (31 years) was also arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and Conspiracy.

Sacramento, California - Brawley resident Ramon Castro was honored today by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia as the 56th Assembly District’s “2015 Veteran of the Year.”  The Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran traveled to Sacramento with his family to attend the Veterans Recognition Luncheon with Garcia held at the Sacramento Convention Center.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility Thursday halted an attempt to smuggle 220 pounds of marijuana hidden within the wooden pallets of a shipment of soft drinks.

Sacramento, California - At the request of the California State Assembly Select Committee on Renewable Energy Development and Restoration of the Salton Sea, Kevin E. Kelley, general manager of the Imperial Irrigation District, served as a panelist during Tuesday’s assembly committee hearing “Achieving a Low-Carbon Reliable Grid and the Role of the Salton Sea” where he spoke about pertinent renewable energy issues in the context of the declining sea.