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U.S. Border Patrol Busts Methamphetamine Load at Highway 111 Checkpoint

Release Date: 
February 9, 2012

SALTON CITY, CALIF.—Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station seized a substantial amount of methamphetamine at the Highway 111 Border Patrol checkpoint near Salton City.

The illegal narcotics weighed approximately 11 pounds, with an estimated street value of $366,000.

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 11 pounds of methamphetamine at a Border Patrol checkpoint near Salton City.

The incident occurred around 8:40 p.m., after a Border Patrol canine team alerted to a Nissan Sentra. The driver was referred for an intensive examination, during which where agents, using a large scale imaging system, scanned the vehicle and observed several anomalies. Upon further inspection, agents discovered six packages of methamphetamine inside a hidden compartment. The illegal narcotics weighed approximately 11 pounds, with an estimated street value of $366,000.

The driver, a 21-year-old male U.S. citizen, was placed under arrest and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the vehicle and narcotics.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017