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Border Patrol seizes 68 pounds of meth near Salton City

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Drugs hidden inside Jeep's floorboards

SALTON CITY, Calif. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - A Border Patrol K-9 sniffed out a hidden stash of drugs Tuesday afternoon at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint.

Agents say the dog alerted them to a problem with a Jeep Cherokee as it passed through the checkpoint. Closer inspection revealed some 89 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside the SUV's floorboards.

The meth weighed slightly more than 68-pounds. It has a street value of more than $129-thousand.

The driver was a U.S. citizen. Border Patrol turned him, his vehicle, and the drugs over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Immigration / Imperial County

Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.


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