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CBP Officers at Calexico Downtown Port Find 23 Pounds of Narcotics Inside Muffler

Release Date: 
June 17, 2013

CALEXICO, CALIF.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry discovered 23 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine concealed inside the muffler of a vehicle.


CBP Calexico seizes 23 lbs. of heroin/methamphetamine

Drugs seized by CBP officers at the downtown Calexico Port of Entry

On Wednesday afternoon, June 12, at about 12:30 p.m., a CBP officer conducting inspections of vehicles and travelers referred a grey 2002 Toyota RAV4 for further examination.

CBP officers conducted an intensive examination that included a canine team screening. Officers subsequently discovered six wrapped packages of heroin and one large plastic bag of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle's muffler. The combined street value of the narcotics is estimated at approximately $276,000.

The driver, a 24-year-old female U.S. citizen and resident of Calexico, was arrested and turned over to the custody of HSI agents for further investigation. The driver was later transported to the Imperial County Jail for the alleged smuggling attempt.

CBP seized the vehicle and narcotics.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017