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26 pounds of Methamphetamine seized at the Calexico East Port of Entry; Elva Charline Ruiz, 25, of Redlands, arrested

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November 20, 2013       

CALEXICO – Authorities seized 26 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested a Redlands woman on Friday at the Calexico East Port of Entry.

Around 5:30 p.m., Elva Charline Ruiz, 25, of Redlands approached the Calexico East Port of Entry driving a 2001 Lexus, according to the court complaint.

Customs and Border Protection officer noticed anomalies in the spare tire of the vehicle after it was scanned and a detector dog alerted to the rear cargo area.

Elva Charline Ruiz

Elva Charline Ruiz

Officers found 18 packages of methamphetamine in the spare tire and quarter panels of the vehicle. The narcotics had a total weight of 26 pounds and estimated street value of about $500,000.

Seized meth

Packages of methamphetamine were found inside a vehicle’s tires adn quarter panels Friday at the Calexico East Port of Entry

 

Ruis was turned over to Homeland Security Investigation agents for further processing and booked into Imperial County jail on suspicion of importation of a controlled substance. CBP seized the vehicle and narcotics.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/local/quicknews/pounds-of-methamphetamine-seized-woman-arrested/article_e8b5920e-522f-11e3-89bf-001a4bcf6878.html

 

 

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