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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Foils Hwy 86 Drug Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
February 6, 2014

Salton City, Calif. Yesterday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m., when Border Patrol agents encountered a 32-year-old male driving a blue 2000 Chevrolet pick-up as he approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to the vehicle and the driver was referred to secondary for further inspection.

During secondary inspection agents discovered five individually wrapped packages of methamphetamine along with a glass pipe inside the vehicle’s center console and driver side door. The methamphetamine had a combined weight of 2.64 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $31,680.

The driver, a United States citizen, was taken into custody. The subject, vehicle, and methamphetamine were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017