41 pounds of meth seized at an interior checkpoint. Two items to note: (1) A border wall wouldn’t have done much here. This was discovered not at the border, but at a traffic checkpoint that Google Maps suggests is 45 miles from the port of entry where CA 86 leaves the Imperial Valley (2) there is a lot of money but also relatively small weight involved in meth – so one needs to be smart on how this gets found.
El Centro Border Patrol Agents agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a female suspected of smuggling over $1,000,000 worth of methamphetamine concealed inside a vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
This is less than a month after an ultralight aircraft dropped 60 pounds of meth and a getaway bicycle in the same area north of Calexico.
As the previous article points out, that area has had multiple drug tunnels. Also not long ago, a tractor trailer was caught at the port of entry with a large amount of meth.
So without doubt, that area seems to have an active smuggling operation, but use of ports of entry, tunnels and even ultralight aircraft underline that despite the plaque placed there with Trump’s name in October – this area still has active operations.