Border Patrol agents find outdoor marijuana garden with 2,000 pl

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Border Patrol agents find outdoor marijuana garden with 2,000 plants

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WHITEWATER, Calif. (13 On Your Side)El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents and Bureau of Land Management teamed up in an operation to bust a marijuana garden.

It happened at around 1:00 a.m., after someone called to report smelling what they thought was marijuana growing outside.

Border Patrol agents found an irrigation tube that emptied out at the Whitewater River and followed it back an outdoor garden growing about 2,000 marijuana plants.

The plants ranged from seedlings to full grown plants measuring two feet high.

"This incident is a reminder of the importance of reporting suspicious activity and threats within our communities.  Working together and sharing information has removed this dangerous threat from any further harm to our community," said El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Carla L. Provost.

U.S. Border Patrol El Centro Sector is working with the Drug Enforcement Administration in an ongoing investigation.

 

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