Border Patrol, 102 Pounds of Meth
Last updated 4/18/2019 at 9:27am
El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man for smuggling methamphetamine April 16.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:55 p.m., when a man approached the checkpoint in a burgundy 2012 Nissan Altima approached the checkpoint. The truck was waived along to secondary inspection.
A border patrol canine detection team alerted agents to the vehicle, which was waived to secondary inspection.
During secondary inspection, agents discovered a black plastic bag behind the driver seat of the car and three additional bags in the trunk.
The 99 bundles tested positive for methamphetamine, weighing 102.4 pounds with a street value of $235,520.
The man identified as a U.S. citizen, vehicle, and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.