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Border Patrol Agents seize dangerous narcotics hidden in purse

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CBP: Packages of meth which were hidden inside the lining of a woman's purse

SALTON CITY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Friday afternoon a man driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 tried to cross the Highway 86 checkpoint.

Agents working there say the 53-year-old man along with a 51-year-old female passenger approached the checkpoint and a Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted agents to their vehicle.

This prompted agents to send their vehicle to secondary inspection for further investigation.

There, agents say they discovered eight packages of methamphetamine hidden inside the liner of the woman's purse. Further searching revealed a syringe containing a brown-colored substance inside a potato chip bag.

Agents say they determined the substance to be heroin.

The total weight of the narcotics discovered was approximately 2.28 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $4,332.

The man, a United States citizen, and the woman, a Legal Permanent Resident, the narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), according to CBP.

Crime / Imperial County
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