FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Border Patrol Finds $650,000 of Drugs in Truck Tires

March 17, 2014  | 

Photo: Department of Homeland Security
Photo: Department of Homeland Security

Yesterday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than 57 pounds of black tar heroin and 11 pounds of methamphetamine. The narcotics were concealed in all four tires of a truck.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m., when Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station in California encountered a 2006 tan Chevrolet Silverado as it approached the Highway 111 checkpoint. The driver, a 43-year-old man and citizen of Mexico, was legally present in the country.

The man and vehicle were referred to secondary for further inspection. Agents conducted a non-intrusive inspection of the truck with a backscatter X-ray system, which revealed anomalies in the truck’s tires. During inspection of the tires Border Patrol agents discovered several wrapped packages containing black tar heroin and methamphetamines. The black tar heroin weighed 57.56 pounds and was worth an estimated $575,600. The methamphetamines weighed 11.80 pounds and was worth an estimated $76,700.

Border Patrol agents turned the man, narcotics, and vehicle over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

About the California Corridor Campaign

The California Corridor Campaign (C3) is an integrated command comprised of seven agencies: Office of Border Patrol, Office of Field Operations, Office of Air and Marine, Homeland Security and Immigration, Customs Enforcement-Enforcement and Removal Operations, Drug Enforcement Administrations and the United States Attorney’s Office. Our jurisdiction encompasses the state of California. Our focus is to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, avert acts of terrorism, and prevent terrorist operatives and weapons from entering the U.S. In doing so, we secure land borders, coastal waters, and continental airspace while expediting the lawful movement of people and goods.

Tags: Drug Trafficking, Border Patrol, DEA, Narcotics Detection, California


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Bystander Urges Panhandling Suspect to Fight California Police
The incident occurred Monday afternoon, when officers were called to reports of an...
Kansas City Officer Rescues Lost Dogs
“As I pull up, it’s a motorcycle cop sitting in the cold grass with two stray — or what...
Dashcam Video Clears New Jersey Officer of Wrongdoing During Traffic Stop
During the traffic stop, officers broke out the passenger side window of Cephas' car and...
Video: Phoenix Police Chief Fired After Requesting 2-year Contract
Just before being fired, former Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia went before the cameras...
Phoenix Officers Bring Christmas Joy to Victimized Children
The girl had a puncture wound to her chest. She told officers she had been asleep when she...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine