SALTON CITY, Calif. - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of smuggling drugs inside the transmission case of his vehicle.
The suspect described as a 30 year old man was approached at the Border Patrol checkpoint in Salton City by a canine team that alerted authorities. Agents discovered five plastic wrapped bundles with cocaine and heroin like substances hidden in the car.
The narcotics had a combined weight of 12.25 pounds with an estimated street value of $145,150. El Centro Sector has seized more than 84.03 pounds of methamphetamine in the 2017 fiscal year.
The man, who is a U.S citizen, his vehicle and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.