Border Patrol - $194k Meth Bust
Last updated 9/15/2017 at 12:25pm
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Thursday morning.
The incident occurred around 8:00 a.m., when a 34-year-old woman driving a blue Chevy Malibu approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the vehicle.
At secondary inspection, Border Patrol agents closely examined the vehicle and discovered 60 packages hidden in the vehicle's gas tank.
Agents examined the contents of the packages, which tested positive for methamphetamine.
The total weight of the methamphetamine was 55.46 pounds with an estimated street value of $194,110.
Border Patrol agents identified the woman as a United States Citizen. Agents turned the woman over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the vehicle and narcotics for further investigation.