Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

El Centro Border Patrol Arrest Narcotics Smuggler At Greyhound Bus Station

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. 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.

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