El Centro Sector Border Patrol Seizes Ultra-Light Aircraft and $500,000 in Drugs

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol seized an Ultra-light aircraft along with 189 pounds of marijuana and 12.7 pounds of methamphetamine with a combined street value of $557,920.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol seized an Ultra-light aircraft along with 189 pounds of marijuana and 12.7 pounds of methamphetamine with a combined street value of $557,920.

Niland, Calif. – On Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station seized an ultra-light aircraft loaded with 189 pounds of marijuana and over 12 pounds of methamphetamine one mile west of highway 111 near Niland.

 

El Centro Sector Border Patrol seized an Ultra-light aircraft along with 189 pounds of marijuana and 12.7 pounds of methamphetamine with a combined street value of $557,920.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol seized an Ultra-light aircraft along with 189 pounds of marijuana and 12.7 pounds of methamphetamine with a combined street value of $557,920.

The incident took place at approximately 8:20 a.m., after Border Patrol agents discovered an abandoned ultra-light aircraft. Upon further inspection of the aircraft agents found packages strapped to the aircraft. No arrests were made.

 

Agents determined that the bundles contained marijuana, weighing 189.4 pounds, with an estimated street value of $151,520, along with 12.7 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $406,400.

 

The ultra-light, marijuana and methamphetamine were seized and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.