Calexico, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station seized a large quantity of methamphetamine on Thursday with an estimated value of $1.25 million.
At approximately 8 a.m., a silver truck driven by a 33 year-old male approached the primary inspection area of the Interstate 8 checkpoint. A Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle and agents referred the driver to the secondary inspection area. The driver, a Legal Permanent Resident, consented to a search of the vehicle. During the search, agents discovered several packages concealed in the dashboard area of the vehicle containing the methamphetamine.
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.