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Border Patrol K-9 sniffs out $100,000 in cocaine at Campo checkpoint

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 15:12:59-04

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.