(Border Patrol agents find cocaine and meth)…The discovery was made Thursday morning.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents were working the Highway 86 checkpoint. At just after 7:00 am a couple drove into the checkpoint in a Mercedes Benz. A 33-year-old woman was driving. A 24-year-old male was the passenger. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle, and it was referred to the secondary inspection area. During the search of the vehicle, agents found 45 vacuum-sealed bundles of methamphetamine and one bundle of cocaine hidden inside the vehicle’s fuel tank. The meth had a combined weight of 52.2 pounds, with a street value of $522,000. The cocaine weighed 11.2 ounces, with an estimated value of $14,560. The couple, both US citizens, the vehicle and the narcotics were all turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.