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More than 8 pounds of Methamphetamine found behind car’s backseat, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents say; 16 packages worth a total of more than $272,000 discovered

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Jun. 24, 2013  

 

SALTON CITY — The  U.S. Border Patrol seized more than $272,000 worth of methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Friday, according to the agency.

El Centro Sector agents stopped a 22-year-old woman  driving a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus after dogs  alerted agents to the car at the checkpoint between Salton City and Westmorland about 2:40 p.m. Friday.

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents found 16 packages of methamphetamine hidden behind the backseat of a car stopped Friday at a checkpoint near Salton City.

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents found 16 packages of methamphetamine hidden behind the backseat of a car stopped Friday at a checkpoint near Salton City
The U.S. Border Patrol says agents found 16 packages of methamphetamine hidden behind the backseat of a car stopped Friday at a checkpoint near Salton City.

Border Patrol says agents found 16 packages of methamphetamine hidden behind the backseat of a car stopped Friday at a checkpoint near Salton City

Agents found 16 packages of methamphetamine weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces behind the car’s backseat, according to the Border Patrol.

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents found 16 packages of methamphetamine hidden behind the backseat of a car stopped Friday at a checkpoint near Salton City.

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents found 16 packages of methamphetamine hidden behind the backseat of a car stopped Friday at a checkpoint near Salton City

The driver, a U.S. citizen, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the car and drugs for further investigation.

The woman’s name has not been released.

 

 

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