U.S. Citizen w/ Active Warrant Arrested & Multiple Firearms, Contraband Seized

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CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen with an active warrant and multiple firearms Wednesday afternoon. 

At approximately 2:55 p.m., agents were conducting anti-smuggling duties in the desert east of Calexico, a known corridor for human smuggling. Agents conducted a vehicle stop on a vehicle on a grey Nissan Sentra traveling westbound on Interstate 8.

In an immediate area search of the vehicle, agents discovered a 12-gauge shotgun, an unregistered 9mm pistol, two BB guns, a loaded 9mm magazine and three boxes of unspent ammunition. 

During an interview of the occupants, it was determined that the driver was a United States citizen with active warrant and the passenger was a citizen of Mexico and a Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident. At the time of his interview, the passenger was not in possession of any identification.

The driver and passenger were transported to the Calexico Border Patrol station to be processed. The 30-year-old male driver was placed under arrest for his active warrant issued at the request of the Riverside County Sherriff’s Office. U.S. Border Patrol agents confirmed the identity of the passenger, a 34-year-old man, and he was released.

The driver, weapons, and contraband were turned over to the Imperial County Sherriff’s Office.

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