Calexico, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 checkpoint east of Calexico, Calif. seized methamphetamine and cocaine on Monday valued at over $1 million.
At approximately 9:45 a.m., a gold truck driven by a 21 year-old male U.S. citizen approached the primary inspection area of the Interstate 8 checkpoint. During a cursory search, a Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle and agents referred the driver to the secondary inspection area. During the search, agents uncovered a hidden compartment in the front passenger side wheel well area. The aftermarket compartment contained several packages of methamphetamine and cocaine.
The combined seizure of methamphetamine and cocaine were valued at well over $1 million.
The driver, narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.