The driver, a resident of El Centro, California, was arrested for the alleged narcotic smuggling attempt and turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents for further processing.
The second incident occurred on Monday, September 5, at about 6:50 a.m. at the Calexico East port when a CBP officer referred a 52-year-old male Mexican citizen driving a grey 2002 Dodge Stratus for further examination.
During the intensive examination, a canine team was screening vehicles when the detector dog alerted to the Dodge Stratus. CBP officers subsequently discovered 22 wrapped packages of methamphetamine concealed inside the rail frame of the vehicle. The weight of the narcotic was 11 pounds with a street value of $121, 000.
The driver, a permanent resident of Delano, California, was arrested for the alleged narcotic smuggling attempt and turned over to the custody of ICE agents for further processing.
The two individuals involved in the narcotic smuggling attempts were transported to the Imperial County Jail, where they await arraignment.