Teen tries to smuggle 220 pounds of meth across US-Mexico border

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A 16-year-old boy was arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 220 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside his car at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Officials say the drugs were discovered by a canine officer as the teen was entering the Calexico entry on Tuesday at around 12:30 p.m.


Officers found more than 200 packages of meth jammed into the car's doors, quarter panels, back seat, and spare tire. CBP officials say the drugs are valued at more than $264,000.

The teen was arrested and is awaiting arraignment at a juvenile detention center.
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