Winterhaven, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 checkpoint seized a large quantity of liquid methamphetamine Monday with an estimated street value of more than $500,000.
Agents from the Calexico station were working the I-8 westbound checkpoint when they encountered a suspicious blue sport utility vehicle. The vehicle was referred to a secondary inspection area were the Border Patrol agents found a suspicious oily substance in the window washer fluid reservoir, located within the engine compartment. The substance was later determined to be liquid methamphetamine with a value of $505,600.
The Drug Enforcement Administration took custody of the driver, vehicle and 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.