(Two arrested at the Downtown Calexico Port).. The arrests were separate, with several similarities.
They occurred within an hour of each other. The first was reported at 11:30 Tuesday morning. 22-year-old Remigio Pacheco was walking across the border when he was detained for a pat down. Customs and Border Protection Officers found 1.1 pounds of methamphetamine taped to his thigh. At 12:15 pm, the same day, a 22-year-old Mexicali resident, identified as Elwiz Ariel Betancourt, was sent to the secondary inspection area as he walked across the border. He was found to be in possession of 1.28 pounds of methamphetamine. Both were arrested and both charged with attempting to smuggle narcotics.