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Border Patrol stops large meth smuggling attempt

Border Patrol finds 82 pounds of methamphetamine.
Border Patrol finds 82 pounds of methamphetamine.

SALTON CITY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint intercepted a large meth shipment from making its way further into the U.S.

It happened Thursday night at 9:20 p.m when a woman driving a black Nissan sedan attempted to pass through the checkpoint.

Agents sent her vehicle for further inspection. There, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted agents to possible narcotics.

Further searching revealed several packages hidden inside the rear quarter panels and doors of the vehicle.

In total the packages contained 82 pounds of meth, with an estimated value of $164,500.

The 24-year-old woman, a United States citizen, narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Crime / Imperial County

Ericka Conant

Ericka Conant has served as a Digital Content Producer since October 2019. Originally from El Centro, she calls the Desert Southwest her home.


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