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Border Patrol Seizes Over Half-Million Dollars Worth of Methamphetamine, Fentanyl and Heroin

SALTON SEA, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., when a man driving a burgundy Buick sedan approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle as it waited in the traffic lane. Agents directed the vehicle aside for further investigation.

El Centro Border Patrol Agents arrested
a U.S. citizen for attempting to smuggle
a half-million dollars worth of illegal

During their inspection, agents discovered 66 vacuum-sealed packages of suspected narcotics hidden inside of fuel tank. The substance inside of 64 packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine with the other two packages testing positive for fentanyl and heroin. Agents arrested the driver and held him for further processing.

The total weight of the methamphetamine was approximately 83.53 pounds with an estimated value of $187,942. The weight of the fentanyl was 1.65 pounds with an estimated value of $18,870, and the weight of the heroin was 1.49 pounds with an estimated value of $19,040.

El Centro Sector turned over the driver, a 61-year-old United States citizen, the vehicle and the narcotics to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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