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Salton City - $275,000 Meth Seized


Last updated 12/21/2015 at 10:24pm

SALTON CITY – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man Monday, Dec. 21, suspected of drug smuggling at the Highway 86 checkpoint.

The 28-year-old man approached the checkpoint driving a 2005 Ford Mustang. A Border Patrol detection canine alerted agents to the vehicle, who after conducting a secondary search, discovered 20 vacuum sealed bundles of methamphetamine weighing 27.53 pounds, hidden in the rocker panels of his vehicle.

The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $275,000.

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

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