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Border Patrol - Drug Arrest


Last updated 2/5/2016 at 10:16am

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 22-year-old man suspected of drug smuggling at the Highway 86 checkpoint Wednesday Feb. 2. A Border Patrol detection canine alerted agents to the vehicle who then conducted a secondary search.

Agents discovered 10 vacuum sealed bundles of cocaine and eight bundles of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle’s fuel tank.

The methamphetamine had a combined weight of 14.58 pounds with an estimated street value of $145,800. The cocaine weighed 25.36 pounds and had an estimated street value of $405,760.

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

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