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ECPD Seizes Drugs

El Centro Police officers made a traffic stop on Highway 111 at Ralph Road and found heroin and methamphetamine.

According to El Centro Police , a semi-truck and trailer was traveling 60 miles per hour on Highway 111 , exceeding the speed limit. Officers stopped the truck and received permission to search the vehicle. During the search a box was found with roughly 20 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin. The drugs have a combined street value of $540,000. The driver of the truck , Julio C. Galindo , 39 ,  of Imperial , was arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics , transportation of narcotics for sale and possession of narcotics for sale. Galindo was booked into Imperial County Jail with bail set at $1,000,000. According to Commander Jeff Mason of the El Centro Police Department the officers were working a special enforcement detail funded by Customs and Border Protection.