Indio Station agents announced the seizure of nearly $1.13 million worth of cocaine while conducting operations at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Thursday.
At approximately 7 p.m., the driver of a sedan approached the first inspection checkpoint, they said.
A canine team alerted to them to the possible presence of drugs hidden inside the vehicle.
It was directed to the secondary inspection area where the driver allowed searchers to comb the vehicle.
Agents searched and discovered several bundles hidden inside the vehicle’s rocker panels.
The bundles were found to contain cocaine, and the total amount had an estimated value of $1,130,000.
The driver, cocaine, and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
In a separate incident earlier in the day, methamphetamine valued at approximately $140,000 was seized from a pick-up truck.