On Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotic smuggler and seized over $665,000 worth of illegal narcotics concealed within a sport utility vehicle.
Border Patrol agents encountered a 23-year-old female as she approached the Highway 86 checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City. A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to the vehicle and referred the driver to secondary for further inspection.
During the inspection agents discovered 16 wrapped packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a non-factory compartment under the vehicle’s rear passenger seat.
The woman, a citizen of Mexico and a B-One/B-Two Visa Border Crosser cardholder, was arrested.