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Salton City - $109,280 Meth Seized


Last updated 8/8/2016 at 3:08pm

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling after packages of methamphetamine were discovered in a backpack and also hidden inside a vehicle compartment on Friday.

The 26-year-old United States citizen approached the checkpoint driving a brown 2005 Ford Focus.

A Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle during pre-primary inspection before a secondary inspection was conducted.

Agents discovered a backpack in the rear seat of the vehicle that contained 14 packages of methamphetaminea further 16 additional packages hidden in the rear quarter panels of the vehicle.

The methamphetamine had a combined weight of 34.15 pounds with an estimated street value of $109,280.

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