 Calex­ico woman ar­rested af­ter smug­gling more than 90 pounds of meth.

Imperial Valley Press - - FRONT PAGE -

El Cen­tro Sec­tor Bor­der Pa­trol at the High­way 86 check­point ar­rested a man sus­pected of smug­gling metham­phetamine in­side his ve­hi­cle Mon­day morn­ing, stated a Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion news re­lease. At ap­prox­i­mately 3:10 a.m. Mon­day, a 31-year-old man ap­proached the check­point in a gray 2006 Mer­cury Sable. Be­fore the driver reached the pri­mary in­spec­tion area, a Bor­der Pa­trol ca­nine de­tec­tion team alerted to the driver’s side of the ve­hi­cle.

Upon fur­ther in­spec­tion, Bor­der Pa­trol agents found 27 pack­ages stuffed in­side the ve­hi­cle’s rocker pan­els and un­der the back seat. The to­tal weight of the metham­phetamine was 40.90 pounds with an es­ti­mated street value of $134,970.

The man, a United States cit­i­zen, the ve­hi­cle and nar­cotics were turned-over to the Drug En­force­ment Ad­min­is­tra­tion for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion, stated the news re­lease.

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