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Border Patrol agents arrest two men for weapons and drugs

INDIO, Calif. - Two Mexican citizens were arrested Wednesday for allegedly being in possession of a loaded gun, knives and narcotics following a vehicle stop by Border Patrols agents in Indio. 

It happened around 3:30 p.m. when agents conducted a vehicle stop on a Burgundy Chevrolet Tahoe driving on Interstate 10 east of Monroe Street.

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After an immigration inspection on the driver and his male passenger, agents found a .38 Super handgun with a loaded magazine and a second fully loaded magazine and two knives in the center console of the vehicle.

Agents also discovered a small pipe with methamphetamine residue, a baggie with one gram of heroin, and a second baggie containing six grams of marijuana.

Agents arrested the men, a 24-year-old and a 23-year-old both Mexican Citizens, who entered the country illegally.

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The men were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for processing and removal. The handgun and knives were sent to ATF for destruction. 

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