Sep 25, 2013
CALEXICO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection found about $110,000 worth of methamphetamine concealed in a hidden compartment built into a vehicle’s undercarriage at the Calexico downtown Port of Entry on Monday.
Shortly before 8 a.m., a 27-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a 2001 Volkswagen Passat approached the port, and officers referred the vehicle and him for a more in-depth examination.
A detector dog alerted to underneath the vehicle, and officers then found 10 packages of methamphetamine hidden in a non-factory compartment. The narcotics weighed 5.73 pounds.
The driver, Ramundo Rocha, of Coachella, was arrested and turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigation agents for further processing. He was later booked into the Imperial County jail, and CBP seized the vehicle and narcotics.