Meth Found Hidden in Vehicle's Firewall

On the morning of Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Border Patrol agents at the Indio station of the El Centro Sector in Salton City, California, encountered a GMC Sonoma Pickup truck approaching the Highway 86 checkpoint.

When the truck was referred for further inspection, a canine team gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics along the engine compartment and firewall area. A pursuant search revealed a custom built compartment in the vehicle’s firewall. Sixteen packages of methamphetamine, weighing 15.39 pounds, were hidden inside the compartment.

The estimated street value of this find is $100,039.

The driver of the truck, a Unites States male citizen, was arrested. His GMC Sonoma and narcotics were handed over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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