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$1 Million In Cocaine Seized At Border Checkpoint

U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Calexico Station agents said they seized methamphetamine and cocaine at the Interstate 8 checkpoint early this week.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., agents said a pickup truck approached the primary inspection area when a canine team alerted to the vehicle. The vehicle was directed to secondary inspection where the driver consented to a non-intrusive inspection of the vehicle.

While conducting an inspection of the truck, agents noticed several discrepancies with the four-wheel drive system. Further inspection of the system led to the agents discovering several packages, some of which contained cocaine and others which contained methamphetamine.

The total amount of the cocaine was valued at more than $1 million and the methamphetamine was valued at more than $300,000.

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

KESQ News Team

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