Methamphetamine and Black Tar Heroin Seized at Border Patrol Checkpoint
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine at the Highway 111 checkpoint on Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., when a man driving a 2019 gray Jeep Grand Cherokee along with a male passenger approached the checkpoint for inspection. A Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the vehicle. Agents sent the vehicle to secondary inspection for further investigation.
A search of the vehicle revealed two black boxes containing several plastic packages hidden inside the passenger’s foot well and another in the rear cargo area. The substance inside the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine.
The total weight of the methamphetamine was 2.78 pounds; agents also discovered 9.7 grams of black tar heroin. The total value of both narcotics combined has an estimated street value of $6,282.
The driver, a 37-year-old United States citizen, the passenger, a 38-year-old United States citizen, the vehicle and narcotics were turned over to the Homeland Security Investigations department.
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Those two should be staked atop ant hills because of the MISERY their actions inflict on others. Now granted those who turn to drugs to escape reality do so out of their own volition and are NOT blameless Government’s “wars on” (fill in the blank) have not exacerbated any issue or problem these ‘wars make matters WORSE!!