September 7, 2013
CALEXICO — Two women were arrested at about 8 p.m. Thursday at the Calexico downtown Port of Entry after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 20 pounds of methamphetamine in the vehicle they were traveling in. Twenty-two packages of the narcotic were discovered hidden inside the gas tank of the 2002 Nissan Sentra the women were traveling in after it was referred to secondary inspection, a press release stated.
The narcotics had an estimated street value of $300,000. The 38-year old driver and the 33-year-old passenger, both of San Bernardino, were turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigation agents.