Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Saturday seized approximately $51,600 worth of methamphetamine, concealed on the body of a pedestrian border crosser.
On Dec. 28, at about 12:00 p.m., a CBP officer encountered a 21-year-old male Mexican citizen after he arrived at the port as a pedestrian. The officer noticed the man was exhibiting signs of nervousness, and referred him for further examination.
During the inspection, officers discovered two vacuum-sealed packages of methamphetamine strapped to the man’s abdomen, concealed under layers of clothing.
The narcotics yielded a total weight of almost three pounds.
The man, a resident of Mexicali, Baja California, was turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigation agents for further processing, and was later transported to the Imperial County Jail to await arraignment.
CBP seized the narcotics.
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.