(31 year old man arrested)…He was found recently trying to smuggle narcotics.

The man was detained at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Highway 86, near Salton City. He was a passenger in an Acura. The vehicle was sent to the secondary inspection area for a more detailed search. A Canine detection team alerted to the vehicle, but narcotics were not found in the car. They were found on the passenger. Two sealed packages were found taped between the passengers butt cheeks. The packages tested positive for heroin. They weighed about a half a pound and the narcotics was valued at around $21,132. The man and the narcotics were turned over to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Team for further investigation.


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