U.S. Border Patrol agents , armed with a search warrant , raided an El Centro house and found drugs and guns.
The warrant was served Wednesday morning at a residence in the 500 block of El Centro after an investigation into alien smuggling led them to that house. A total of 10 individuals were taken into custody without incident. Eight of the ten were illegal aliens , the other two were arrested for smuggling the aliens. 3.75 grams of methamphetamine and a cache of weapons. The weapons included five rifles and four handguns. Agents also seized body armor and over $5,300 in cash.
The suspected smugglers were only identified as a 50-year old man and a 28-year old man who is known to be a local gang member with La Garra Sur in Calexico. The two smuggling suspects are in federal custody rending prosecution for several violations of federal law. The eight illegal aliens are being held as material witnesses.