Border Patrol agents make large methamphetamine seizure

Methamphetamine was found during an inspection at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized by Border Patrol agents. Valley News/Courtesy photo
INDIO – El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents arrested a Mexican citizen attempting to smuggle narcotics through an immigration checkpoint early morning Friday, Aug. 25.At approximately 3:30 a.m., the driver of a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe approached the primary inspection area of the Highway 86 checkpoint. Agents noted that the driver exhibited signs of nervousness during their initial encounter. The agent referred the driver to secondary for a more thorough inspection.At the secondary inspection area, a canine team alerted agents to the rear cargo area of the vehicle and discovered a hidden compartment. Agents located eight aluminum-wrapped packages in the compartment. A sample of the contents tested positive for methamphetamine.“Good job to the Indio agents for not allowing t
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