US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Archived Content

In an effort to keep current, the archive contains content from a previous administration or is otherwise outdated.

Border Patrol Arrests 2 Woman For Smuggling Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
November 13, 2020

SALTON SEA, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine on Wednesday evening.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents
seized 2.71 pounds of methamphetamine
Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m., when a woman driving a silver Chrysler Sebring along with a female occupant approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle as it waited in the traffic lane. Agents directed the vehicle aside for further investigation.

During their inspection, agents discovered two packages of suspected narcotics hidden inside of an ice chest located in the vehicle. The substance inside of the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine. Agents arrested the driver and passenger and held them for further processing. 

The total weight of the methamphetamine was approximately 2.71 pounds with an estimated value of $6,097.

El Centro Sector turned over the driver and passenger, 56-year-old and 47-year-old United States citizens, the vehicle and the narcotics to the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021