SALTON CITY, Calif. - A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly smuggling methamphetamine near the Highway 86 checkpoint.
It happened at 12:40 a.m., when agents stopped the man driving a 2003 Ford Windstar approximately six miles north of the Highway 86 checkpoint.
A Border Patrol canine detection team was called to the scene for further inspection of the van. The canine alerted to the front of the vehicle.
Border Patrol agents found four packages stuffed inside the vehicle’s engine. Agents tested the contents of the packages which tested positive for methamphetamine.
The total weight of the methamphetamine was 8.95 pounds with an estimated street value of $22,375.
The man, a United States citizen, the vehicle and narcotics were turned-over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.
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