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Border Patrol K-9 sniffs out mixed load of drugs

Hwy 86 drugs
U.S. Border Patrol
Packets of drugs seized during bust at the Highway 86 checkpoint Friday evening

Agents find more than 50-pounds of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine

SALTON CITY, Calif. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - More than 50-pounds of illegal drugs are off the streets thanks to a Border Patrol K-9.

El Centro Sector agents say it happened just before eight Friday night at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint.

They a drug-sniffing dog alerted them to a problem with a black Infinity. Closer inspection revealed 23 packages hidden inside the vehicle's cargo area.

Agents say the packages contained 29-pounds of methamphetamine, two-pounds of heroin, and 23-pounds of cocaine. The drugs have an estimated street value of nearly $400-thousand.

Border Patrol turned over the suspect, a U.S. Citizen, the car, and the drugs to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA.)

Crime / 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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