INDIO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen Friday evening after finding almost 25 pounds of methamphetamine hidden under pillows and blankets in the back seat.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., agents conducting anti-smuggling operations performed a vehicle stop on a 2020 Dodge Ram Laramie on Interstate 10 near Dillon Road. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team assisted in the vehicle stop and alerted to the vehicle.
After a search of the interior, agents discovered three black bundles underneath pillows and a blanket in the back seats. The bundles contained a 24.1 pounds of methamphetamine with estimated street value of $53,020.
Agents turned over the 36-year-old man as well as the narcotics to local law enforcement authorities.
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