Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Border Patrol Arrests Man Smuggling Meth Into U.S.

handcuffs2El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized about three-pounds of methamphetamine Monday. 

Officials say a travel bus was inspected and questioned a 21-year-old male passenger.  They discovered two vacuumed sealed packages strapped to his inner thighs. 

The methamphetamine had an estimated value of nearly $100,000.  The man, a Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident was arrested as the sole suspect in the case.

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