CAMPO, Calif. (KGTV) - The U.S Border Patrol arrested in Campo Wednesday a Mexican citizen who they say had close to 10 pounds of cocaine in his car.
Agents at the westbound Interstate 8 checkpoint referred a silver 2007 Volkswagen Jetta to a secondary inspection about 1:30 p.m.
A Border Patrol K-9 sniffed the vehicle and uncovered the drug bundles. They were found in a modified compartment inside the dashboard, agents said.
Four packages, weighing a total of 9.88 pounds, tested positive for cocaine and were valued at approximately $98,800.
The unidentified 25-year-old driver was arrested. Agents said he had a Border Crosser Card, which is available for citizens of Mexico who travel to the U.S.
Border Patrol agents turned over the narcotics the Drug Enforcement Administration.