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U.S. citizen arrested for attempting to transport meth

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - At approximately 1:15am on Tuesday, September 27, El Centro Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen.

Accordingly, through a press release, the citizen, a 36-year-old male driver, was attempting to smuggle narcotics through an immigration checkpoint.

While inspecting his car, a white 2015 Dodge Durango, A Border Patrol K-9 unit detected something in the vehicle's rear.

Upon inspection, the agents discovered vacuum sealed packages of white crystalized substances in the driver and passenger sides of the car.

Not only that, the agents noticed a spare tire, storing several other packages of the item in question. Storing drugs and other narcotics in the tires is a common trend among drug smugglers.

Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Once the agents discovered the drugs, they arrested the citizen and escorted him inside the checkpoint shack.

During that time, the agents conducted a drug test, leading to a positive test result of methamphetamines.

Additionally, the narcotics weighed 103.6 pounds estimated street value for the methamphetamines is $228,008.

After the investigation concluded, the agents turned the citizen, vehicle, and drugs over to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

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