Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Woman Arrested With Over 8 Pounds Of Meth Hidden In Car

handcuffs2On Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized over eight-pounds of methamphetamine. 

A 22-year-old female driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City and the vehicle she was driving was referred to secondary inspection where agents discovered 16 packages of methamphetamine concealed within the back seat of the vehicle.  

The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of more than $272,000.  The female driver, a United States citizen, was taken into custody.

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