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Agents Seize $164K in Meth


Last updated 4/3/2020 at 1:09pm

El Centro Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine March 15.

The incident occurred when a 22-year-old woman driving a Ford Fusion approached the checkpoint at around 2 p.m.

A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the vehicle, and it was sent to secondary inspection for further investigation.

During secondary inspection, agents discovered a total of 80 packages – 22 hidden in the vehicle’s bumper and 58 in the rocker panels.

The packages tested positive for meth, and weighed a total of 86 pounds with an estimated street value of $164,500.

The woman, a United States Citizen, the drugs and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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