Border Patrol Agents Arrest Illegal Alien Attempting to Smuggle Narcotics

CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a drug smuggler and seized methamphetamine on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the Unites States approximately 18 miles east of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry. When agents searched the man’s backpack, they discovered 15 cellophane wrapped packages inside. Agents transported the man and the backpack to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for further processing.

At the station, the substance inside the packages tested positive for methamphetamine with a combined weight of 15.2 pounds and an estimated street value of $34,200.

The man, a 44-yeal-old Mexican citizen and the narcotics remain in federal custody pending prosecution.

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