There were two big busts recently at the El Centro Sector Border Patrol station in Indio, California.
Agents there seized heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine from one driver at a checkpoint along Highway 86.
Two other seizures resulted in the discovery of cocaine and money.
The heroin, coke, meth bust resulted in a street value of $445,000.
The cocaine bust netted $570,000 in drugs.
If you watch NatGeo’s Border Wars, you see that these results are frequent, and agents are confiscating massive amounts of drugs at the border.
Cartels are trying anything they can to sneak drugs across the border. A recent article reported that cartels are hitting the water to bring drugs in small submarine vehicles.
Drug mules also run drugs across the border in Arizona and Texas. These types of drug runs are profiled on the Border Wars show.
And we’ve seen a growing number of cars used in drug smuggling. Drugs aren’t simply stashed in the trunk.
Cartels are embedding them in the gas tanks, and hollow, manufactured walls, and linings in cars.
Great work by the border patrol and customs agents.