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Salton City - $281,200 Meth Seized


Last updated 5/24/2016 at 7:32am

A 27-year-old Mexican citizen was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents following a search of his vehicle Sun. May 22, at the Highway 86 checkpoint near the Salton Sea.

Agents were alerted to the mans vehicle by a K-9 team and conducted a secondary inspection, where agents found 25 packages of meth, hidden inside the fuel tank of the 1999 F-150 truck.

The total meth seized weighed more than 28 pounds and has an estimated street value of $281,200, according to agents.

The man, the vehicle and drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

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