Man ar­rested for smug­gling meth

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS -

A 28-year-old man was ar­rested at about 1:30 p.m. Sun­day af­ter more than 38 pounds of metham­phetamine was al­legedly found in the ve­hi­cle he was driv­ing at the Calex­ico down­town port of en­try.

Jose Rodolfo Perales Rosas had been re­ferred to an X-ray anal­y­sis of the ve­hi­cle he was the sole oc­cu­pant of prior to be­ing sent to se­condary in­spec­tion by a Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion of­fi­cer, a fed­eral court com­plaint stated.

Fur­ther in­spec­tion al­legedly re­vealed 36 pack­ages of metham­phetamine hid­den in the tires of the ve­hi­cle, the U.S. District Court for the South­ern District of Cal­i­for­nia com­plaint stated.

Perales was booked into county jail and held with­out bail in con­nec­tion to the in­ci­dent.

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