El Centro sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man trying to smuggle methamphetamine in to the United States.
It happened Thursday around noon near the highway 86 checkpoint. At the checkpoint a 42-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Silverado was pulled over for inspection.
After a closer look at the vehicle, agents found a black package of meth hidden inside a battery compartment underneath the rear passenger seat.
The methamphetamine weighed 6.7 pounds and has an estimated street value of more than $214,000.
The driver, vehicle and drugs were turned over to the drug enforcement administration for further investigation.