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Teen tries to smuggle 220 pounds of meth at Calexico West Port of Entry


CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY)- A 16-year-old boy is arrested after CBP officers found 205 wrapped packages of methamphetamine in his vehicle on Christmas Eve.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the teen, a U.S. citizen, was driving a 2012 Ford Focus when he was referred to secondary for further examination of his vehicle.

CBP said while screening vehicles, a canine alerted to the Ford Focus.

After utilizing the imaging system to screen the vehicle, officers detected anomalies in the doors, back seat, quarter panels, rocker panels, and spare tire.

CBP officers removed packages of methamphetamine weighing 220 pounds with an estimated street value of $264,444.

The teenager was transported to the Imperial County Juvenile Detention Center and CBP seized the narcotics and vehicle.

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