The incident occurred on Sunday when a 26-year-old male driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.
A canine team alerted to the vehicle was subsequently referred to secondary inspection. Agents discovered 29 packages of methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle. The methamphetamine had a combined weight of approximately 30 pounds and an estimated street value of over $980,000.
The man, a citizen of Mexico and Lawfully Admitted Permanent Residence card holder, was arrested as the sole suspect in the case.