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El Centro Sector Border Patrol seizes $800,000 worth of Methamphetamine (25 pounds!) at Indio Station checkpoint

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July 8, 2013

On Friday morning, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized 25 pounds of methamphetamine.

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The incident occurred about 5 a.m., when a 54-year-old male approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.  A canine team alerted to the vehicle, a 1995 Isuzu Trooper, which was subsequently referred to secondary inspection.  Upon further investigation, agents discovered six packages of methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.

The methamphetamine had a combined weight of approximately 25 pounds and an estimated street value of $800,000. The man, a U.S. citizen, was arrested as the sole suspect in the case.

The suspect, vehicle and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

 

 

 

 

http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/quicknews/ivp-el-centro-sector-border-patrol-seizes-800000-worth-of-methamphetamine-at-checkpoint-20130708,0,7977044.story

 

 

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