Salton City, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station arrested a smuggler yesterday attempting to transport approximately $200,000 worth of methamphetamine.
The incident occurred at around 9 a.m., when a Border Patrol canine team alerted to a silver-colored Ford Windstar at the Highway 86 Checkpoint near Salton City, Calif. The minivan was being driven by a 37-year-old female with a valid immigration document. Agents conducted a thorough search of the minivan during secondary inspection and discovered approximately six pounds of methamphetamine hidden throughout the woman's groceries.
The driver, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.