January 8, 2014
EL CENTRO– U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected drug smuggler at the Greyhound bus station on Monday and seized more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $67,000 found hidden in an overhead luggage bin, according to a press release.
Around 7:15 a.m., agents were questioning a suspicious 25-year-old woman who was in an outgoing bus during a transportation check.
The woman, a U.S. citizen who sometimes lives in Mexicali, was nervous and couldn’t answer the agents’ questions.
She gave permission for her luggage to be searched, and a search of her luggage uncovered six plastic-wrapped, baton-like objects containing methamphetamine.
Authorities arrested the woman, and she was transported to the El Centro station for processing.