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SALTON CITY — A 23-year-old American whose vehicle was found to contain 13 cellophane wrapped packages of methamphetamine faces charges of attempted drug smuggling following his arrest at the Highway 86 checkpoint.

The driver, whose name the U.S. Border Patrol did not release, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration following his arrest Saturday. Agents using a drug-sniffing dog were alerted to the engine compartment of the 1996 Chevrolet pick-up truck the suspect drove, a press statement read.

The methamphetamine contained in the packages carries an estimated worth of about $300,000.


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