(50 pounds of Meth seized)….It happened Thursday.
El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station were working the Highway 86 checkpoint. At around 10:00 am the agents encountered a 24-year-old driver of a 2013 Dodge Avenger. A Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the vehicle, and it was referred to the secondary inspection area. After an intensive search, agents say they discovered 34 packages of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle’s rocker panels. The narcotic weighed 50.57 pounds, with an estimated street value of more than $505,000. The man, a Mexican citizen and lawful resident of the US, the vehicle and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.