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$300K Meth Seized


Last updated 7/6/2021 at 9:14am

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on June 24.

The incident occurred at 6:55 p.m., when a woman driving a silver 2019 Toyota C-HR SUV approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint.

The agent in primary inspection referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area for further investigation. During secondary inspection, a Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the interior of the vehicle. Agents conducted a search of the cabin and discovered two duffle bags inside. Agents searched the bags and discovered 100 packages containing a white crystal-like substance.

The contents inside the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine. The total weight of the meth was about 108.7 pounds with an estimated value of $298,883. Agents arrested the driver and held her for further processing.

El Centro Sector turned over the woman, 26 identified as a legal permanent resident from the Philippines, the narcotics and vehicle to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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