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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Cocaine on Interstate 8

Release Date: 
October 5, 2010

Calexico, Calif. - On Sunday morning, Calexico Station agents seized more than $600,000 worth of cocaine at the Interstate 8 checkpoint which is located east of Calexico, Calif.

Close up view of area where cocaine was discovered

Close up view of area where cocaine was discovered

At approximately 11:30 a.m., a white sedan approached the primary inspection area when a canine team alerted to the vehicle. Agents directed the driver to park in the secondary inspection area where the driver consented to a search of the vehicle.

During the search, agents discovered several packages concealed in an aftermarket compartment located above the rear cross axle of the vehicle. The packages contained a white powdery substance which tested positive for cocaine.

The total amount of the cocaine was valued at more than $633,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017