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Salton Sea - Over $89k Meth Seized


Last updated 7/9/2016 at 11:10am

Border Patrol agents found more than $89,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden in a car at a checkpoint near the Salton Sea Fri. July 8.

At around 6:30 a.m., a 41-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, both Mexican citizens, drove up to the checkpoint in a black Chevrolet Malibu. A drug-sniffing dog alerted agents to the car, prompting a secondary, intensive search.

Agents discovered 21 vacuum-sealed packages of meth hidden in a secret compartment of the trunk. The meth weighed 20.27 pounds and was valued at $89,080, officials said.

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

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