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Border Patrol Seize Meth Worth $160K


Last updated 2/6/2018 at 3:14pm

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman suspected for smuggling methamphetamine Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at around 11:50 a.m., when a 38-year-old woman approached the checkpoint in a 2007 Saturn Outlook.

A Border Patrol canine alerted the team, and was sent to secondary inspection.

Agents discovered 40 packages stuffed inside the front of the engine compartment.

The packages tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed a total of 48.59 pounds with an estimated street value of $160,347.

The woman was identified as a United States citizen, and was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the vehicle and narcotics.

In the 2018 fiscal year, agents from El Centro Sector border patrol have seized more than 314 pounds of methamphetamine.

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