(Border Patrol arrests backpackers)….The El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents found the six 18 miles east of Calexico.
They tracked the group to an area near Highway 98. Agents searched the backpacks and found 265 pounds of marijuana. They also found that the six had entered the country illegally. The marijuana was valued at $212,000. The Mexican nationals and the backpacks full of marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.