Saturday, August 22, 2020
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol Brokers assigned to the Freeway 86 Checkpoint seized medicine together with an assortment of weapons and ammunition from a automobile on Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred at roughly 5:10 p.m., when a person driving a silver Honda CRV with a lady passenger approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol Ok-9 detection group alerted to the automobile within the major inspection lane. Brokers directed the automobile to enter the secondary inspection space for additional investigation.
Whereas in secondary inspection, brokers found a small plastic bag close to the passenger aspect of the automobile to which the lady passenger claimed possession. The substance contained in the plastic bag examined constructive for the traits of fentanyl. The full weight of the fentanyl found was roughly 1.36 grams with an estimated worth of $136.
A complete search of the automobile revealed a small cache of weapons consisting of two rifles, three semi-automatic handguns, one revolver, and an assortment of ammunition. A number of different varieties of weapons have been discovered within the automobile together with a hatchet, a collapsible metal baton, a stun gun, and a wood bat. Brokers inspected the firearms and found 4 of the weapons had no serial numbers and one weapon was reported stolen out of Huntington Seashore. The weapons and ammunition have been unclaimed by the motive force and passenger of the automobile.
The motive force, a 41-year-old United States citizen man and passenger, a 42-year-old United States citizen lady have been positioned beneath arrest and have been escorted to the detention space for additional processing. Throughout processing, information checks revealed that the lady had two lively warrants out of Orange County for taking forbidden articles into a jail, and for a visitors hit and run with property injury.
Each topics, the automobile, weapons, ammunition and fentanyl have been turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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