Valley Briefs: SALTON CITY: More than $400K worth of drugs seized

Hard narcotics was found smuggled inside a vehicle's tire on Wednesday at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City. PHOTO COURTESY CBP

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine and heroin Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred approximately 7:40 a.m., when a 21-year-old man drove a white 2006 Nissan Xterra to the checkpoint, a Customs and Border Protection news release on Saturday stated.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at or 760-337-3442.

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