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Border Patrol Seizes Methamphetamine Stashed in Truck

Release Date: 
January 2, 2020

NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling narcotics Tuesday morning.


The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m., when a 57-year-old man driving a green Ford F-150 truck approached the checkpoint.  Agents sent the vehicle to secondary inspection for further investigation after a Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle. 

Agents discovered a stash of meth behind a truck's cab.
Agents discovered a stash of meth behind a
truck's cab.


While in secondary inspection, Border Patrol agents discovered packages hidden inside of the cab wall and at the head of the truck bed.  Agents determined that the packages contained a substance that was consistent with the characteristics of methamphetamine.


The total weight of the narcotics discovered was 63.5 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $127,000.


The man, a Mexican citizen, the narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Last modified: 
January 2, 2020