Salton City, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized approximately 3.1 pounds of methamphetamine.

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio station seized $99,000 of methamphetamine strapped to a man’s inner thighs at the Highway 86 checkpoint.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio station seized $99,000 of methamphetamine strapped to a man’s inner thighs at the Highway 86 checkpoint.

The incident occurred on March 18, at approximately 8:00 p.m., when Border Patrol agents referred a travel bus to secondary inspection. Upon further inspection agents questioned a 21-year-old male passenger, and discovered two vacuumed sealed packages strapped to his inner thighs.

The methamphetamine had a combined weight of approximately 3.1 pounds and an estimated value of $99,000. The man, a Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident was arrested as the sole suspect in the case. The suspect and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

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