(El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents)....They arrested two men Thursday.
In the early morning hours the agents encountered a silver Nissan near the Washington Avenue exit on Interstate 10. During the encounter a Border Patrol Canine Detection Team alerted to the trunk of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a spare tire that was very heavy and appeared to be loaded with packages. Agents found 30 packages in the spare tire and 5 more hidden in a portable speaker. The packages tested positive for methamphetamine. The packages weighed a total of 36.7 pounds with an estimated value of $100,993. The two male occupants of the vehicle were arrested. It was determined both men were US Citizens. The men, the vehicle and the narcotics were turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff's Office.