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Meth Seized in Salton City


Last updated 6/11/2021 at 9:39am

Border Patrol agents found two battery boosters filled with methamphetamine on May 22.

U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a 2019 Toyota Camry traveling northbound on Highway 86 after being suspected of drug smuggling. When a canine was called to assist the vehicle, it alerted the trunk of the car.

When agents searched the trunk, they found two battery boosters inside with packages of a white crystal-like substance. In addition, they found four additional packages hidden inside a duffel bag on the floor in the back seat.

Agents took the driver and vehicle to the checkpoint for further investigation. Agents said the packages tested positive for meth. The packages weighed 26.2 pounds with a value of $72,050.

They arrested the 35-year-old driver and seized the vehicle.