October 22, 2013
CALEXICO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than four pounds of methamphetamine found hidden in a vehicle at the Calexico downtown Port of Entry on Monday.
Jonnathan Molina-Parra, 21, of Barstow approached the Calexico downtown Port of Entry on Monday driving a 1996 Dodge Ram.
A detector dog alerted to the vehicle, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection referred the vehicle and driver to secondary inspection, according to the court complaint.
Subsequent inspection revealed one package of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle’s intake manifold.
The methamphetamine had a total weight of just over four pounds, according to the complaint, and has an estimated street value of more than $127,000, based on information provided by the Imperial Valley Narcotic Task Force.
Molina-Parra was booked into Imperial County jail on suspicion of importation of a controlled substance.