(27 year old arrested)…He was caught trying to smuggle Meth.

El Centro Border Patrol Agents were working the Highway 86 Checkpoint Saturday. The suspect drove a black Jeep Wrangler up to the checkpoint. A Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the vehicle. It was sent to the secondary inspection area. During the inspection agents discovered 22 packages hidden inside a spare tire that was mounted on the rear door. The packages contained 24.85 pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of over $57,000. The man, a US citizen, the vehicle and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.