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El Centro Sector seize $271K of meth

Second drug bust in less than a week at Highway 86

SALTON CITY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Border Patrol agents seized more than $271,000 in methamphetamine at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint on Monday.

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents send a 62-year-old man driving a black 2009 Acura TSX to investigate his vehicle further.

A canine alerted to the vehicle's trunk in secondary inspection, leading agents to find two cardboard boxes with a blue plastic container containing several vacuum-sealed bags of a white crystal-like substance.

The contents inside the package tested positive for meth. They said it weighed approximately 98,67 pounds with a value of $271,342.

They arrested the man, turned over the vehicle and drugs to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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