CALEXICO, CALIF.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry arrested a U.S. citizen after discovering $120,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle.
The incident occurred on Sunday, April 7, at midday when a canine team was screening vehicles and the dog alerted to a blue Toyota sedan as the driver waited for inspection. The driver was escorted for further inspection.
Officers discovered five packages of methamphetamine inside the vehicle's battery. The drugs weighed eight pounds.
The vehicle and narcotics were seized. The 24-year-old male driver from El Centro, California, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Inspections.
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.