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Border Patrol seized over $14K in meth

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IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY)-Border Patrol agents seize methamphetamine on two separate events over the weekend.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a man and a woman were arrested on Friday after agents found meth and marijuana in their vehicle.

The couple driving a Acura Integra, was sent to secondary at the Highway 86 checkpoint after a canine alerted to the vehicle.

During the search of the vehicle, agents found a black and grey backpack on the rear seat of the vehicle with seven wrapped packages of meth inside.

Agents also found a small amount of personal use of marijuana on the driver.

The total weight of the methamphetamine was 6.4 pounds with an estimated street value of $12,160.

The man and woman, both adult United States citizens, the narcotics and the vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further processing.

The second incident occurred on Sunday when an agent patrolling the International Border Fence approximately three miles east of the Downtown Calexico Port of Entry discovered a package. 

CBP says the agent noticed the cellophane-wrapped kettlebell shaped package about 15 yards north of the border fence. 

The agent seized and transported the kettlebell package back to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for further processing.

At the station, the kettlebell packages tested positive for meth with a weight of 457.6 grams and an estimated street value of $1,900.

The package was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Sumiko Keil

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