(Meth seized, couple arrested)….It happened this week at the Highway 86 checkpoint.
Border Patrol agents encountered a 33-year-old man driving a 2008 Gray Ford Fusion with a 31-year-old female passenger inside. A canine detection alerted to the vehicle. Agents referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area for a more detailed inspection. During the detailed inspection, agents discovered 22 cylindrical shaped packages of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle’s rocker panels. The narcotics weighed 22 pounds with an estimated street value of $220,000. The couple, both Mexican Nationals, the vehicle and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.