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.