Man Arrested for Meth
Last updated 12/9/2021 at 10:55am
A man was arrested at the Highway 86 checkpoint on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine on Dec. 2.
The incident occurred when the 20-year-old man driving a black 2008 Kia Rondo approached the checkpoint at around 7 a.m.
El Centro Border Patrol agents referred the vehicle to secondary inspection for further investigation.
A K-9 detection team alerted agents to the rear of the vehicle. During the inspection, agents discovered bundles wrapped in shiny aluminum tape. Those bundles tested positive for meth and valued at $172, 750.
The driver, identified as a United States Citizen, the vehicle and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to the El Centro Sector.