Smuggler busted with $73,000 worth of meth strapped to thighs

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Smuggler busted with $73,000 worth of meth strapped to thighs

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Web Reporter: Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor

SALTON CITY, Calif. (KSWT News 13) U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man with more than $73,000 worth of methamphetamine strapped to his leg.

It happened around 10:45 pm on Saturday while officers were inspecting a bus at the Highway 86 checkpoint.

Agents asked one of the passengers to get off the bus for further questioning. 

Agents searched the man and found packages of methamphetamine wrapped in cellophane taped to his thighs. 

The packages weighed a total of 2.3 pounds and have an estimated street value of $73,600. 

The drug smuggler and the meth were turned over to the Imperial County Sheriff's Office.

 

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