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Border Patrol Arrests Men with Weapons and Narcotics

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents conducted A vehicle stop on Interstate 10 and arrested two men illegally in the United States in possession of a loaded gun, knives and narcotics Wednesday afternoon.

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The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m., when agents conducted a vehicle stop on a Burgundy Chevrolet Tahoe driving on Interstate 10 east of Monroe Avenue. Border Patrol Agents conducted an immigration inspection on the driver and his male passenger.

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Upon inspection of the vehicle, Border Patrol agents found a .38 Super handgun with a loaded magazine. There was also a second fully loaded magazine and two knives in the center console of the vehicle. Agents also discovered a small pipe with methamphetamine residue, a baggie with one gram of heroin, and a second baggie containing six grams of marijuana.

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Agents arrested the men, a 24-year-old and a 23-year-old both Mexican Citizens. Agents will turn the men over to ICE for processing and removal and the handgun and knives to ATF for destruction.

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