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Imperial resident caught smuggling meth

(Imperial resident arrested)…27 year old Bryan Lopez Valenzuela was attempting to cross the border at the East Port of Entry.

Customs and Border Protection officers referred his vehicle to the secondary inspection area. Using an x-ray machine, officers detected anomalies in the vehicle’s gas tank. A more detailed search revealed 25 packages of methamphetamine in the gas tank. The narcotics weighed over 30 pounds. The driver was arrested and booked into County Jail, charged with attempted drug smuggling.