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More than 40 combined pounds of heroin and methamphetamine, along with $18,000 in cash, were found by federal agents inside a man’s car in Desert Center, Border Patrol officials said Wednesday.
Agents stopped the 27-year-old driver at around 8 p.m. Tuesday on eastbound Interstate 10 near Eagle Mountain Road. Border Patrol officials said dogs alerted agents to a compartment built into the driver’s side rear quarter panel, where agents allegedly found 16 bundles of black tar heroin and 18 bundles of methamphetamine.
The drugs, which weighed a combined 40.7 pounds, had an estimated street value of $226,000. Agents also allegedly found $18,000 in cash during their search of the car.
The man, an unidentified U.S. citizen, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with his car, the drugs and the money, officials said.
— City News Service
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