What began as an attempt to make contact with two subjects walking Wednesday morning on El Centro Avenue resulted in the arrest of five local men, El Centro Police Department announced.

Upon contact, the two initial subjects fled from police. During the pursuit, officers came into contact with three other male subjects, who were eventually arrested, as well as drugs, counterfeit money and a firearm.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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