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Four juveniles – all U.S. citizens – were arrested Tuesday, Oct. 21, as they attempted to smuggle packages of methamphetamine taped to their legs into the country while riding buses, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

The combined street value of the 8.6 pounds of meth was more than $86,000, a news release said.

Both arrests were made at the 86 freeway checkpoint. That north-south highway runs west of the Salton Sea in eastern Riverside County.

In the first incident, agents performing an immigration check of a passenger bus about 10:15 a.m. found three juvenile males, ages 16 and 17, concealing a combined weight of 6.59 pounds of meth worth about $65,900, the release said. The contraband was discovered through interviews and pat-downs.

In the second incident, about 11:15 a.m., agents again questioned a juvenile male, age 17, who was aboard a passenger bus. He was found to have two packages of meth, with a combined with of 2.06 pounds and a value of $20,600, the release said.

The suspects were turned over the Drug Enforcement Administration for additional investigation.




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