SALTON CITY - Border Patrol agents seized more than $650,000 in black tar heroin and methamphetamine hidden in vehicle tires at the Highway 111 checkpoint on Sunday.

Around 4:30 p.m., Mexican citizen Juan Espinoza-Murillo, 43, approached the checkpoint driving a 2006 tan Chevrolet Silverardo, according to a court complaint.

Staff Writer Chelcey Adami can be reached at 760-337-3452 or cadami@ivpressonline.com

I covered the border and Calexico for two-and-a-half years but am now the courts and crime reporter. I studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and previously worked as a staff photographer in Austin, Dallas, Costa Rica and rural Oklahoma.

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