$250K worth meth found in car

$250K worth meth found in car

SALTON CITY, Calif. – A suspected smuggler was arrested after Border Patrol agents found 25 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the car he was in.

Agents say the 21-year-old drove up to the Highway 86 checkpoint in a 2010 Nissan Altima when a canine officer alerted the car.

22 packages of meth with a value of about $250,000 were found stuffed inside the car’s frame.

The man, a U.S. citizen, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

The incident happened early Saturday morning.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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