Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on June 24, 2021 in Salton City, California.
The woman is 26-years-old and was smuggling about 108.7 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $298,883.
The incident occurred at about 6:55 p.m., when a silver SUV approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The agent in primary inspection referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area for further investigation.
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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 two duffle bags and discovered 100 packages containing a white crystal-like substance.
The contents inside the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine. Agents arrested the driver and held her for further processing.
El Centro Sector turned over the woman, the narcotics and her vehicle to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.