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Agents Seize Drugs


Last updated 1/23/2020 at 1:14pm

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint seized more than 50-pounds of illegal drugs.

At around 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 29 at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint, a canine alerted agents to a black Infinity.

During secondary inspection, they discovered 23 packages hidden inside the vehicle’s cargo area.

Agents say the packages contained 29-pounds of methamphetamine, two-pounds of heroin, and 23-pounds of cocaine.

The drugs have an estimated street value of nearly $400,000.

The suspect, identified as a United States Citizen, the car, and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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