Meth Found In Spare Tire
Last updated 6/21/2019 at 1:42pm
El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man for smuggling methamphetamine June 1.
The incident occurred at 11:55 a.m., when the 27-year-old man, approached the immigration checkpoint in a 2012 black Jeep Wrangler.
A Border Patrol canine alerted the agents, and the truck was waived along for a secondary inspection.
During the secondary inspection, agents discovered 22 packages concealed in a inside of the vehicle’s spare tire.
The packages weighed 24.85 pounds, and tested positive for methamphetamine, with a street value of $57,155.
The man, vehicle, and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.