More than 38 pounds of cocaine seized at checkpoint PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 March 2013 08:37

(Agents seize over $1 worth of cocaine)….The seizure occurred Thursday.

 El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents searched a vehicle at the checkpoint on Highway 86. About 3:30 am a 53-year-old man driving a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol k-9 team alerted to the vehicle, and it was referred to the secondary inspection area. The more intense investigation resulted in the discovery of 15 bundles of cocaine concealed in the vehicle’s gas tank. The bundles contained 38.7 pounds of cocaine valued at $1,238,400. The Driver, a citizen of Mexico with a legal permanent resident card, was arrested. The suspect, vehicle and cocaine were all turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.