Breaking News

A Wanted Migrant and Gang Members Arrested Uvalde Border Patrol Agents Rescue Migrants Trapped in Train JBS Foods USA reaches settlement with OSHA to develop, implement infectious disease preparedness plan at seven meat processing plants Man Dies from injuries following apparent fall from International Boundary Barrier north of Tornillo Port of Entry California and New Zealand Partner to Advance Global Climate Leadership Governor Abbott Provides Details On State Resources Available To Uvalde Community Impacted By Robb Elementary School Tragedy | Office of the Texas Governor Secretary of the Interior, Utah governor join Navajo Nation president to sign federal water rights agreement Smugglers Failure to Yield Endangers Migrants

SALTON SEA, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen attempting to smuggle narcotics through an immigration checkpoint, Tuesday evening. 

At approximately 7:10 p.m., a red 2008 Jeep Patriot approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The agent inspecting vehicles in the primary lanes referred the Jeep to secondary inspection.

A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the rear cargo area of the vehicle. Agents conducted an in-depth inspection of the vehicle utilizing x-ray scanning capabilities. X-ray images revealed several anomalies located along the quarter panels. Agents discovered a total of 57 packages, 52 packages containing a white crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and five packages of a black-tar-like substance that tested positive for heroin.  

The 19-year-old male driver was in possession of 31.5 kilograms of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $242,900 and 6.2 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $111,780.

The man, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Please visit to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. For all news, information, and updates follow us on Twitter @CBPElCentro, @USBPChiefELC and Instagram.

Source link