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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Catches Woman Attempting to Smuggle Methamphetamine

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27 February 2014

Salton, City, California – Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with 8.8 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a false compartment within an SUV.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., when Border Patrol agents encountered a 21-year-old woman driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero as she approached the Highway 86 checkpoint.

A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to the SUV and the woman was referred for further inspection. During the inspection, agents discovered nine individually wrapped packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a false compartment located underneath the floorboard behind the back seat.

The methamphetamine had a combined weight of 8.8 pounds with an estimated street value of $57,200.

The suspected smuggler, a United States citizen, was taken into custody. The woman, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.



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