More than $500K worth of drugs seized

More than $500K worth of drugs seized

SALTON CITY, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man who was driving a car with more than $500,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine through a checkpoint.

Agents say they made the arrest Saturday morning, after a 41-year-old man drove up to the inspection checkpoint.

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A K-9 team alerted the car where officers found almost 50 pounds of meth and more than seven pounds of cocaine.

The driver, the car and drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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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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