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Border Patrol stops drug smuggler near Salton City

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SALTON CITY (CBS 8) - On Thursday, Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling at the Highway 86 checkpoint near Salton City.

Agents discovered 34 packages of methamphetamine in the suspect's vehicle after a Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the vehicle.

The methamphetamine had a combined weight of 50.57 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $505,000.

The driver of the 2013 Dodge Avenger was identified as a 24-year-old Mexican citizen and lawful resident of the U.S.

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