CALEXICO. Calif. – A man was arrested after federal officers found more than 50 pounds of crystal methamphetamine hidden in the car he was driving.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the man’s car was alerted to by a K9 officer while the man waited in line to cross into the U.S. at the East Port of Entry.
Officers say they found 30 tape-wrapped packages of meth hidden inside the rocker panels and rear quarter panels of the 2014 Dodge Challenger the man was driving Friday.
The man, a 27-year-old Holtville resident and permanent resident of the U.S. from Mexico, was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. He was booked into Imperial County Jail and will face federal charges.
The meth could have sold in the street for about $400,000 according to officers.