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Chicago man found with meth and cocaine

(21 year old Chicago man caught with drugs)…Edward Castillo was arrested recently at the Downtown Calexico Port.

Castillo was walking across the border carrying a backpack and a suitcase. Customs and Border Protection officers say the man appeared nervous when questioned about the suitcase. Inside the suitcase was a cot made of wood and burlap. Officers took x-rays of the cot and discovered anomalies in the wooden portion. Inside the wood the officers found 3.16 pounds of cocaine, valued at $41,000 and 11.35 pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value of 474,000. Castillo claimed he was paid $400 to cross the suitcase into the United States. He was arrested and booked into County Jail. The CBP seized the narcotics.