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Salton City - $318,000 Cocaine Bust


Last updated 7/3/2015 at 9:20am

Border Patrol agents arrested a 31-year-old Mexican man at the Highway 86 checkpoint Wednesday July. 1, after seizing more than $318,000 of cocaine hidden in the rear axle transfer case of a 2005 Acura RL.

Just after 12 p.m., drug-sniffing dogs at the checkpoint near Salton City, alerted handlers and a secondary inspection was carried out, where 19.9 kilos of cocaine were located in the hidden compartment.

The driver, along with the car and the narcotics have been handed over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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