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Salton City - Over $100k Meth Seized


Last updated 7/7/2016 at 3:17pm

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside an air conditioning unit, Wed. July. 6.

The incident occurred after a 39-year-old man approached the checkpoint in a black Ford Fusion which resulted in a Border Patrol detection canine alerting to the vehicle.

Following a secondary inspection and an intensive search, agents discovered a vacuum sealed bundle of methamphetamine hidden inside the gutted housing of an air conditioning unit.

The methamphetamine weighed 20.27 pounds with an estimated street value of $109,080.

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

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