Two individuals were arrested in the Mexicali Valley early Wednesday for allegedly carrying a firearm and possessing drugs.

Mexicali Police said the incident occurred at 12:40 a.m. on State Highway 2, near the dunes of the dam in the town of Los Algodones.

The detainees were identified as Vicente “N”, 32 years old, alias “El Chupas”, and Luis Alonso “N”, 35 years old.

The suspects were caught while performing their physiological needs at the scene.

Upon observing the Municipal Police patrol car, the suspects boarded a white 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The suspects tried to flee through the dunes, but failed in their attempt. The agents found in the vehicle a .380 caliber gun, as well as two cartridges of the same caliber and 30 plastic wrappers that contained methamphetamine.

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