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Salton City - $220,000 Meth Seized


Last updated 12/11/2015 at 9:01am

Highway 86 checkpoint Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling after they discovered packages of methamphetamine hidden in the fuel tank of a 2011 Honda Accord Thurs. Dec 10.

The incident occurred at approximately 6 a.m., when a 21-year-old man approached the checkpoint and a Border Patrol detection canine alerted to the vehicle.

After an intensive search, agents discovered 20 vacuum sealed bundles of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle’s fuel tank. The methamphetamine had a combined weight of 22 pounds with an estimated street value of $220,000.

The man, a Mexican citizen, the vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

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