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Mother, Maria Lydia Jimenez-Murakami, 53, and 19-year-old daughter, Lydia Lizeth Ocampo-Jimenez arrested after officers seize $450,000 of Methamphetamine (30 pounds) at Calexico port

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August 1, 2013

CALEXICO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexicali woman and her 19-year-old daughter after finding about $450,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden in their vehicle Wednesday.A canine team screening vehicles at the Calexico downtown Port of Entry around 11:30 a.m. alerted to a red 2007 Dodge Caliber, according to a CBP press release.

Officers escorted the vehicle and occupants to secondary inspection for further examination.

Officers then found 20 wrapped packages of methamphetamine hidden in the rear seats and quarter panels of the vehicles. The narcotics had a combined weight of nearly 30 pounds.

The driver, Maria Lydia Jimenez-Murakami, 53, and her daughter Lydia Lizeth Ocampo-Jimenez, 19, both of Mexicali, were turned over to custody of Homeland Security Investigation agents.

The pair had advised CBP officers that they were on their way to go shopping in Calexico, according to the case complaint. The daughter denied knowledge of the methamphetamine hidden in the car, the complaint reads.

Both were later transported to Imperial County Jail to await arraignment. CBP seized both the car and narcotics.



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