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Two U.S. Citizens Arrested Attempting to Transport Narcotics Through a Checkpoint

The 56-year-old male driver and 48-year-old female passenger were in possession of 15 pounds of methamphetamine.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens attempting to smuggle narcotics through an immigration checkpoint Thursday morning.

At approximately 8:18 a.m., a silver Honda Accord approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent inspecting vehicles in the primary lanes referred the vehicle to secondary inspection.

A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle. Agents inspected both the interior and exterior of the vehicle. During an inspection of the trunk, agents noticed a laundry bag full of clothes and hidden within the clothes were three clear plastic bags of a white crystal-like substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.

The 56-year-old male driver and 48-year-old female passenger were in possession of 15 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $33,000.

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

Read more at CBP

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