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El Centro Sector Border Patrol finds 34 pounds of Methamphetamine in Jeep

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August 7, 2013

 

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler this morning after finding more than 34 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the bed of the jeep he was driving.

Around 7:30 a.m., a Border Patrol Canine Detection Team alerted to a red 1995 Jeep Wrangler driven by a 25-year-old man at the Highway 86 checkpoint, according to a press release.

The driver was referred to secondary for further inspection, and agents then found 16 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a large compartment built into Jeep’s rear bed.

Methamphetamine Seizure

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler this morning after finding more than 34 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the bed of the Jeep he was driving.

 

 

The methamphetamine had a combined weight of 34.6 pounds with an estimated street value of $1,089,920.

The suspect is a U.S. lawfully admitted permanent resident card holder and was taken into custody. He was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency along with the vehicle and narcotics for further investigation.

 

 

 

 

http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/local/crime/border-patrol-finds-pounds-of-meth-in-jeep/article_6101e574-ffaf-11e2-9d78-001a4bcf6878.html

 

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