Border Patrol makes Meth Seizure in Calexico, CA

Border Patrol makes Meth Seizure in Calexico, CA

On the morning of Thursday, April 17, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were using a canine team to screen vehicles at the Calexico downtown port of entry when a 2008 Chrysler Sebring alerted positive for the presence of narcotics.

Further inspection revealed abnormalities inside the vehicle’s passenger side rocker panel. A pursuant search uncovered 22 packages of methamphetamine hidden within all four of the Chrysler’s rocker panels.

This find weighed in at 36 pounds, with an estimated street value of $236,000.

The vehicle driver, a 25-year-old male Mexican citizen, and the passenger, a 22-year-old female U.S. citizen, were both arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. The Chrysler and the methamphetamine were both seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

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