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Bicyclist caught with marijuana

(Marijuana found in a bike tire)….A 26-year-old Calexico resident was arrested.

The man rode his bicycle up to the Calexico East Port at around noon Wednesday. A Customs and Border Protection Officer screened the bicycle through the Port’s imaging system and detected anomalies inside the rear tire. The man was escorted to the secondary inspection area. A search of the bike resulted in the discovery of 16 wrapped packages of marijuana inside the back tire. The packages weighed almost 9 pounds, with an estimated street value of $4,000. The suspect was turned over to the Imperial County Sheriff’s office. The CBP seized the marijuana.