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Border Inspectors Seize $1.2M in Meth at Calexico West POE

CALEXICO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Sunday, Dec. 6, stopped an alleged smuggling attempt of 430 pounds of methamphetamine at the Calexico West Port of Entry, according to a press release. 

The incident occurred at 11:30 p.m. when a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the rear door of a Chevrolet Express cargo/passenger van waiting to enter the United States from Mexico.

Customs and Border Protection officers referred the vehicle and its driver, a U.S. citizen, to secondary inspection where an X-ray imaging-system operator observed anomalies in the van. During further inspection, officers removed 23 packages weighing approximately 430 pounds from the vehicle’s floor and spare tire.

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The narcotics have an estimated street value of $1.2 million. Officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle.

The driver was immediately arrested and turned over to special agents with Homeland Security Investigations.