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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Seizes More Than $90,000 in Methamphetamine at Checkpoint

Release Date: 
September 5, 2012

Salton City, Calif. - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station seized more than $90,000 of methamphetamine at the Highway 86 Checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City, California.

The incident occurred on August 28, at 11:50 am, after a Border Patrol canine alerted to a silver 2001 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was referred to secondary for further inspection. Agents discovered one package of methamphetamine inside a fire extinguisher located in the trunk of the vehicle. The illegal narcotic weighed approximately three pounds and has an estimated street value of more than $90,000.

The driver, a 42-year-old male United States citizen, the vehicle and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further processing.

The El Centro Sector's Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021