El Centro Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender and seized narcotics at a checkpoint over the weekend.
The arrest and seizure occurred at the Highway 111 checkpoint, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
At approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday, agents saw a man running north from the international border fence west of Calexico and approached him.
The 36-year-old man was taken into custody after agents determined he was in the country illegally. He was convicted of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor in 2003 and was sentenced to 15 days in prison at the time.
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He was ordered to be deported to Mexico following his release.
The man was transported to the El Centro station for processing, according to CBP.
On Saturday, at approximately 1:15, agents stopped two people in a Jeep Liberty at the same checkpoint. During a secondary inspection, they discovered 20 packages of methamphetamine inside the spare tire.
The narcotics are valued at approximately $65,184.
CPB officials turned over the two people and narcotics to the Drug Enforcement Administration.