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.
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.