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