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Authorities seize nearly 9 pounds of meth near Salton City

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Feb. 26, 2014

SALTON CITY — Border agents arrested a woman on suspicion of trying to smuggle 8.8 pounds of methamphetamine near Salton City Tuesday afternoon.

8.8 pounds of methamphetamine

At about 1:30 p.m., the 21-year-old woman approached the Highway 86 checkpoint in a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

Agents inspected the SUV and found the meth inside a fake compartment under the floorboard in the back seat.

The meth has a street value of $57,200, according to the agency.

The suspect — a United States resident — was turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.


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