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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Seizes Cocaine and Meth at Southern California Checkpoint

Release Date: 
May 24, 2011

Westmorland, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station arrested a man Friday morning after he attempted to smuggle cocaine and methamphetamine.

On May 20th at approximately 5:45 a.m., agents working primary inspection at the Highway 86 Checkpoint directed a white Dodge Ram pickup to secondary inspection. At secondary, a Border Patrol Canine Team alerted to the vehicle, while performing a cursory search.

The agents performed a thorough search of the vehicle, which yielded more than 17 pounds of cocaine and more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine, combining for a worth of more than $700,000.

The vehicle, contraband and driver were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021