Jun. 24, 2013
El Centro Sector agents stopped a 22-year-old woman driving a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus after dogs alerted agents to the car at the checkpoint between Salton City and Westmorland about 2:40 p.m. Friday.
Agents found 16 packages of methamphetamine weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces behind the car’s backseat, according to the Border Patrol.
The driver, a U.S. citizen, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the car and drugs for further investigation.
The woman’s name has not been released.