Border Patrol Seize Methamphetamine from Commercial Bus

Border Patrol Seize Methamphetamine from Commercial Bus

News Staff

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint north of Westmorland, arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:40 a.m., when a commercial bus was referred to secondary at the Highway 86 checkpoint for inspection. In secondary, a canine team alerted to the luggage compartment of the bus.

During the search, agents discovered 11 packages wrapped in tape stored inside of a suitcase. A baggage claim ticket linked the owner of the suitcase to a United States citizen female.

The content of the packages tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed a total of 17.59 pounds with an estimated street value of $58,053.

The woman and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. In fiscal year 2018, El Centro Sector has seized more than 668.77 pounds of methamphetamine.