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Man Arrested for Meth


Last updated 10/29/2021 at 11:13am

El Centro Sector Border Patrol says agents discovered nearly 75-pounds of methamphetamine on Oct. 21 during a best at the Highway 86 checkpoint.

The incident occurred just after 10 a.m. when a Chevy Silverado passed through the checkpoint. It was referred to secondary inspection, when the K-9 unit alerted agents to a potential problem with some furniture in the truck’s bed.

Agents say further inspection revealed several cellophane-wrapped bundles hidden inside the furniture. The contents of those packages tested positive as meth. The bundles weighed almost 75-pounds. They have an estimated street value of more than than $203,000.

Agents arrested the 58-year-old man driving the truck, who was identified as a legal permanent resident. Border Patrol turned over the suspect, his truck, and the drugs to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

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