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Salton Sea - Meth Seized


Last updated 10/14/2015 at 9:13am

El Centro Sector Border Patrol have reported the discovery of methamphetamine hidden in a 2011 Ford Fusion with an estimated street value of $315,000.

The 25-year-old female driver, approached the checkpoint where the Border Patrol detection canine alerted agents to the vehicle Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Highway 86 checkpoint near Salton City.

A secondary inspection turned up 28 vacuum sealed bundles with a combined weight of 35 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle's rocker panels.

The woman, a United States citizen, the vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

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