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I-8 Checkpoint assists U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Seizing Narcotics

Release Date: 
September 21, 2010

Calexico, Calif. - On Sunday morning, Calexico Station agents seized methamphetamine and cocaine at the Interstate 8 checkpoint.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., a pickup truck approached the primary inspection area when a canine team alerted to the vehicle. The vehicle was subsequently directed to secondary inspection where the driver consented to a non-intrusive inspection of the vehicle.

While conducting an inspection of the truck, agents noticed several discrepancies with the four-wheel drive system. Further inspection of the system led to the agents discovering several packages, some of which contained cocaine and others which contained methamphetamine.

The total amount of the cocaine was valued at more than $1 million and the methamphetamine was valued at more than $300,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021