A man suspected of smuggling over six pounds of methamphetamine in his car’s battery was arrested by Border Patrol agents with the Indio Station Wednesday morning.
Agents said the 27-year-old U.S. citizen was stopped in his 2002 Nissan Sentra as he was approaching the Highway 86 checkpoint around 10:50 a.m.
A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the front of the car. Agents began a secondary inspection and found two packages of meth stuffed inside the battery housing, according to officials.
Agents said the methamphetamine weighed 6.2 lbs. and it’s estimated to cost $62,000 on the street.
The suspect and narcotics were turned over to the D.E.A. as the investigation continues.