A 32-year-old Mexicali man was arrested Thursday at the east port of entry after more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine allegedly was found inside the vehicle in which he was traveling.

Luis A. Becerril-Maldonado was taken into custody at 1 p.m. by Homeland Security Investigations agents and booked into county jail without bail on suspicion of unlawful importation of a controlled substance, county Sheriff’s Office arrest records stated.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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