87.4 Lbs. of Meth Seized on Interstate 10

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INDIO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen attempting to smuggle methamphetamine Tuesday morning. 

At approximately 3 a.m., agents conducted a vehicle stop on a silver 2016 Chevy Impala on I-10, east of Golf Center Parkway exit. In a consensual search of the vehicle, agents discovered two duffel bags with several small vacuum sealed packages, located in the trunk. The packages contained a white crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.

The driver was found to be in possession of 87.4 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $104,880.

The driver, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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