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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Discover More than $66,000 of Heroin Inside Passenger Bus from Mexico

Release Date: 
January 21, 2014

SALTON CITY, Calif. Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station seized 7.42 pounds of heroin, with an estimated street value of $66,780, concealed inside an Americanos passenger bus.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., when Border Patrol agents encountered an Americanos passenger bus as it approached the Highway 86 checkpoint.

A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to the bus and referred the bus driver for further inspection. During the inspection agents discovered three plastic wrapped packages of heroin hidden inside a trash can near the restroom in the back of the bus.

No arrests were made. The heroin was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021