IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. – A man suspected of transporting more than 38 pounds of methamphetamine in the car he was driving was arrested by Border Patrol agents.
The 36-year-old man was traveling in a Chevrolet Malibu when he drove up to the Highway 86 checkpoint near the Salton Sea Saturday afternoon.
At the checkpoint, agents say a K-9 team alerted the car.
A total of 18 vacuum-sealed bundles of meth were found hidden in the car’s rocker panels during a secondary inspection.
The man, who was a lawfully admitted permanent resident of Mexico, was turned over to the DEA for investing.
Agents say the drugs were worth approximately $381,000 in the streets.