| Aug 2, 2013
CALEXICO — The former U.S. Border Patrol agent found dead in his home Tuesday has been identified as Norman D. Fiock by the county coroner’s office.
Fiock, 28, was employed by U.S. Border Patrol between Dec. 15, 2008, through April 30, a San...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:15 PM
An 11-year-old girl from Burbank who was allegedly abducted by her mother and taken to Mexico eight years ago has been found, police announced Friday.
In 2005, the mother – identified by police as Gabriela Barrett, 53 – took her then-3-year-...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As lines grow at airport customs and immigration checkpoints, the frustration among international travelers continues to swell.
A trade group for the nation’s travel industry is hoping to exploit that frustration to pressure the federal government...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:53 AM
A panga-style boat loaded with $4 million in marijuana has been seized off the coast of Laguna Beach and two men taken into custody, federal authorities reported.
The boat, carrying 119 packages of marijuana, was first spotted several miles off the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Two men were taken into custody early Tuesday after federal officials seized their boat and found more than $4 million in marijuana, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
Federal agents stopped a panga with two Mexican men and 119...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
The Idaho wilderness where a group of horseback riders believe they encountered Amber Alert suspect James Lee DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson is “extremely rugged” and unforgiving, said one longtime wilderness guide.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:31 PM
Two Imperial County residents were arrested near Ashland, Ore., after state troopers found 30 pounds of heroin in their vehicle.
Jose Raul Esparza, 26, of Calexico and Armando Agustin Villasenor Jr., 21, of El Centro were arrested on suspicion of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood.
It was 2010 and word...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 2:01 AM
CALEXICO — An entity focused on bringing those involved with border issues together met Thursday and took a step toward formalization.
The Imperial/Mexicali Binational Alliance, formerly known as a workgroup, was created by the Imperial County...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:52 PM
CALEXICO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection found more than $750,000 hidden in a gas tank heading for Mexico at the Calexico downtown Port of Entry Monday morning and arrested a Porterville woman driving the vehicle Monday morning.
Around 10 a.m.,...
| Jul 17, 2013
CALEXICO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection found more than $750,000 hidden in a gas tank heading for Mexico at the Calexico downtown Port of Entry on Monday morning and arrested a Porterville woman driving the vehicle Monday morning.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Three young immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children are in Mexico and will try to cross the border back into the U.S. as part of a campaign to reduce deportations.
At the border, the three will ask to be admitted legally, but they...