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Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth

Release Date
Thu, 03/11/2021

Niland, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man smuggling methamphetamine through the immigration checkpoint Wednesday afternoon.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents
seized approximately 1.9 pounds of

The incident occurred at approximately 12:35 p.m., when a Mercury Grand Marquis approached the Highway 111 checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle in the primary inspection lane. Agents directed the vehicle to enter the secondary inspection area for further investigation.

During their inspection, agents discovered 2 plastic wrapped packages of suspected narcotics inside a bag. The contents inside the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine. Agents arrested the driver and held him for further processing. 

The total weight of the methamphetamine was approximately 1.99 pounds with an estimated value of $5,400.

El Centro Sector turned over the driver, a lawfully Permanent Resident, the vehicle and the narcotics to Imperial County Narcotics Task Force.

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Last Modified: Mar 11, 2021