CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station seized kettlebell shaped packages filled with methamphetamine on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at approximately 11:35 p.m., when a Remote Video Surveillance Operator notified agents of suspected kettlebell packages being thrown over the International Border Fence from Mexico into the United States. An agent responded and located five abandoned kettlebell packages near the fence and south of First Street. The agent seized and transported the kettlebell packages back to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for further processing.
At the station, the kettlebell packages tested positive for methamphetamine, with a combined weight of 10.3 pounds and an estimated street value of $19,570.
The narcotic packages were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.