CALEXICOÂ â€” U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Calexico East port of entry arrested a man on Monday after discovering 83 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the bed of his pickup truck.
Shortly before 10 p.m., a 52-year-old Mexican male entered the port of entry driving a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck.Â A CBP canine team screening conveyances alerted to the truckâ€™s undercarriage.
CBP Officers then conducted a more in-depth examination utilizing the portâ€™s imaging system which detected anomalies in the rear of the pickup. Â Subsequently, officers discovered and extracted 68 wrapped packages concealed inside the bed of the truck.
Officers field tested the substance of the packages which tested positive for methamphetamine. Â The narcotics have an estimated street value of $265,600.
The driver, a legal permanent resident of the U.S., was turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation.
CBP seized the truck and the narcotics.