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Six arrested in smuggling attempt

(209 pounds of marijuana seized)….Border Patrol agents watched it come across the border.

It all happened at around 9:00 am Monday. Agents from the Calexico Station watched as five suspected illegal aliens carrying backpacks in Mexico approached the Border Fence. The five crossed over the fence into the United States and ran north near Interstate 8 and Grey’s Well Road. The agents responded to the area and made the arrests. The agents say each man was carrying a large cellophane wrapped bundle of marijuana. In total, the marijuana weighed around 209 pounds, with a street value of $125,000. One of the men arrested told the agents that they had been instructed to load the marijuana into a tan colored vehicle. On Interstate 8. The agents say after a brief search they were able to locate the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was a US Citizen. All six men and the marijuana were taken to the Calexico Station, where the men were processed and the narcotics seized.