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SALTON CITY – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized about 9 pounds of methamphetamine Wednesday at the Highway 86 checkpoint between Westmorland and Salton City, according to a press release.

A Crucero passenger bus was referred to secondary inspection around 7 p.m., and a canine team alerted to the inside of the bus.

Bus passengers were asked to exit the bus, and five vacuum-sealed plastic packages of methamphetamine were subsequently found in a backpack in an overhead compartment.

The methamphetamine has a combined weight of about 9 pounds and estimated street value of more than $300,000.

A 32-year-old male lawfully-admitted permanent resident was arrested as a suspect in the case and was turned over, along with the narcotics, to the DEA for further investigation.,0,2810546.story


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