Agents say they found nearly $8K in meth packages
SALTON CITY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Border Patrol agents found packages of methamphetamine hidden in coolers at the Highway 86 checkpoint.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the incident happened Tuesday evening.
A man driving a white Hyundai Sonata was sent to secondary inspection after a canine alerted his vehicle.
During the inspection, agents found 13 packages of drugs hidden inside two ice coolers.
Agents say the packages tested positive for meth weighing 3.43 pounds with a value of $7,717.
The 50-year-old, a U.S. citizen, the drugs and vehicle were sent over to Imperial County Sheriff's Office.