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Border Patrol Seize Meth Worth $82K


Last updated 1/24/2018 at 9:24am

Border Patrol agents arrested a man for smuggling over $82,000 worth of methamphetamine Saturday morning.

At around 9:15 a.m., a 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle methamphetamine.

Agents discovered 15 vacuum-sealed packages wrapped in cellophane hidden in a compartment within the vehicle’s roof during an inspection at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Borrego Springs.

The packages tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed a total of 18.33 pounds with an estimated street value of $82,485.

The man was identified as a U.S. citizen and he was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the vehicle and narcotics.

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