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San Diego Border Patrol Agents Foil Woman with Meth on I-5

Release Date: 
November 17, 2014

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted a woman yesterday who had bundles of methamphetamine stashed inside her car.

At approximately 4 p.m., a 55-year-old female arrived at the Interstate 5 checkpoint near San Clemente.  Agents referred the driver of the 2002 Mercedes-Benz for a secondary inspection.  In secondary, a K-9 sniff of the woman’s green sedan resulted in a positive alert.  Agents searched and found eight bundles of meth inside the left and right rear quarter panels of the car.

A female U.S. citizen driver had eight bundles of meth hidden in the rocker panels of her car.

A female U.S. citizen driver had eight bundles of meth hidden in the rocker panels of her car.

The meth weighed approximately 20.39 pounds and has an estimated street value of $203,900.

Agents arrested the woman and turned her over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.  To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017