CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a man wanted for rape after they found 119 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside the car he was driving.
CBP officers say the driver, a 41-year-old Salvadorian man, drove up to the Calexico east port of entry in a red Ford F-150 truck. Officers say the man presented an identification card and a fake birth certificate. The officer noticed the man was nervous and sent him to secondary inspection for a more thorough revision. Officers used their imaging system and K-9 officer to search the car and found 24 packages of meth hidden inside the tires of the truck.
Officers say they then used their fingerprint system to figure out who the man was. The man turned out to be an undocumented immigrant wanted for rape in Pasco, Washington.
The man was arrested and booked into Imperial County Jail where the awaits arraignment and extradition.
Officers say the meth could have sold for almost $900,000 in the streets.