(El Centro man arrested at Port)….The arrest was made by Customs and Border Protection Officers. They found $265,000 worth of Crystal Methamphetamine concealed in the cargo area of an SUV.
The CBP says the Ford Escape entered the Downtown Port at just after 11:00 Tuesday morning. It was driven by a 20 year old El Centro resident. Officers referred the driver and vehicle to the secondary inspection area. During the more detailed inspection officers used the Port’s imaging system and a detector dog. The animal alerted to the rear seats and cargo area of the SUV. A more intensive search resulted in the discovery of 10 vacuum-sealed packages of Crystal Meth inside plastic containers stored under the cargo area of the vehicle. The narcotics weighed 14 pounds. The driver was placed under arrest. The vehicle and narcotics were seized.