Methamphetamine Seized in Two Separate Events by Border Patrol
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine on two separate events over the weekend.
The first incident occurred on Friday at 2 p.m., when a man driving an Acura Integra with a female passenger approached the Highway 86 checkpoint for inspection. A Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the vehicle. Agents sent the vehicle to secondary inspection for further investigation.
Agents discovered a black and gray backpack on the rear seat of the vehicle with seven wrapped packages inside. The substance inside the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine. Agents also found a small amount of personal use marijuana on the driver.
The total weight of the methamphetamine was 6.4 pounds with an estimated street value of $12,160.
The man and woman, both adult United States citizens, the narcotics and the vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further processing.
The second incident occurred Sunday at 12:30 p.m., when an agent was patrolling the International Border Fence approximately three miles east of the Downtown Calexico Port of Entry and discovered a package. The agent noticed the cellophane wrapped kettlebell shaped package about 15 yards north of the border fence. The agent seized and transported the kettlebell package back to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for further processing.
At the station, the kettlebell packages tested positive for methamphetamine, with a weight of 457.6 grams and an estimated street value of $1,900.
The package was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.