El Centro, Calif. — On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Greyhound bus station and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m., when Border Patrol agents began questioning a suspicious occupant of an out-going bus, during a transportation check. During questioning, a 25-year-old female, United States citizen, became nervous and unable to answer the agent’s questions. The woman gave permission to search her luggage located in the overhead bin area and the search of her luggage revealed six plastic wrapped baton like objects. The items contained a substance later testing positive for methamphetamine. The woman was placed under arrest and transported to the El Centro station for processing.
The methamphetamine had an estimated street value of more than $67,000. The woman and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.
The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.