$260K of crystal meth found in secret compartment

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PINE VALLEY, Calif. – Nearly a dozen bundles of crystal meth were discovered in a truck at the Pine Valley checkpoint, U.S. Border Patrol officials said Monday.

Agents searched a 20-year-old man’s 2010 Nissan Sentra at the checkpoint on Interstate 8 around 10:45 a.m. Friday, according to Customs and Border Protection officials.  A drug-sniffing dog alerted agents to the car, and they found a hidden compartment in the trunk.

A large, black trash bag filled with bundles of crystal methamphetamine was discovered inside the compartment, agents said.

The driver was arrested, the drugs were turned over to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force and the vehicle was seized by U.S. Border Patrol.

The bundles weighed 22.7 pounds and had an estimated street value of $261,165.

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