Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Canine Team Alerts Border Patrol Agents To Meth Smuggler

Crystal-MethOn Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotic smuggler and seized over $665,000 worth of illegal narcotics concealed within a sport utility vehicle. 

Border Patrol agents encountered a 23-year-old female as she approached the Highway 86 checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.  A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to the vehicle and referred the driver to secondary for further inspection. 

During the inspection agents discovered 16 wrapped packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a non-factory compartment under the vehicle’s rear passenger seat. 

The woman, a citizen of Mexico and a B-One/B-Two Visa Border Crosser cardholder, was arrested.

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