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Border Patrol nets $93K in meth during Campo vehicle stop

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 17:24:58-04

CAMPO, Calif. (KGTV) — One man was arrested Wednesday after Border Patrol agents seized almost $93,000 worth of narcotics during a vehicle stop.

Agents stopped a 2016 Dodge Dart on Interstate 8 just before 11 a.m. near Campo. After questioning the driver, agents started to search the exterior of the vehicle with a K9 officer.

After the K9 officer gave a positive detection, agents investigated and discovered 37 bundles of methamphetamine inside the car's gas tank, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported.

The bundles weighed about 41 pounds with an estimated value of about $93,000.

The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested and charged with possession and intent to distribute.

According to CBP, methamphetamine seizures in the San Diego Sector are up 7 percent this fiscal year compared to last year. Since Oct. 1, 2019, Border Patrol agents have siezed more than $4.4 million worth of meth.