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Valley Police Beat: $1.26 million in Methamphetamine (39.4 pounds) found hidden in 2007 Ford F-150 truck bed at the Highway 86 checkpoint between Westmorland and Salton City

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SALTON CITY — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected drug smuggler and seized more than $1.26 million in methamphetamine hidden in a truck bed early Wednesday.Around 5 a.m., a 41-year-old male driving a dark grey 2007 Ford F-150 truck approached the Highway 86 checkpoint between Westmorland and Salton City.

A Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the vehicle, and during secondary inspection, agents found 11 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside two non-factory compartments in the pickup’s bed. The methamphetamine had a combined weight of 39.4 pounds with an estimated street value of $1,260,860.

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The non-factory compartment where the 11 packages of methamphetamine were concealed. The methamphetamines had a combined weight of 39.4 pounds with an estimated street value of $1,260,860.

 

The suspected smuggler, a U.S. citizen, was taken into custody and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the drugs and vehicle for further investigation.

http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/ivp-valley-police-beat-126-million-in-meth-found-hidden-in-truck-bed-20130718,0,1616646.story

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