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US Customs agents seize $1.3m worth of methamphetamine

US Customs agents seize $1.3m worth of methamphetamine

CALEXICO: A Mexicali resident was detained after US Customs and Border discovered roughly $1.3 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle at the east port.

According to the case court complaint, the incident occurred when the driver of a 2002 Ford pickup, Ernesto Gonzalez Solano, was referred to secondary for closer inspection.

Following x-ray scans and canine alerts to the tires, officers removed the wheels and discovered metal containers bolted together in each wheel, states the court complaint.

The metal boxes contained three packages each, holding a total of 72.22 pounds of a crystal-like substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine.