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Agents Find Over $100k in Meth

Release Date: 
June 14, 2019

CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had 44 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle’s dash Thursday evening .

On June 13, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on westbound Interstate 8 observed a grey Chrysler 200 approach the checkpoint. During initial questioning of the driver, a Border Patrol K-9 team performed a sniff of the vehicle, resulting in an alert.  The agent then sent the male driver to secondary inspection for further examination.

While in secondary, a K-9 performed another sniff of the vehicle, resulting in an alert near the passenger side glove box.  Agents searched and discovered 44 plastic wrapped bundles in an aftermarket compartment behind the vehicle’s glove box.  The packages contained 46.15 pounds of methamphetamine valued at $106,145.

The driver, a 27-year-old U.S. citizen, was placed under arrest.  The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

So far for fiscal year 2019, the San Diego Sector has seized approximately 2,514 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $5,782,200.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.  To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

Last modified: 
June 17, 2019