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Woman caught trying to smuggle narcotics

(Woman arrested at Calexico Downtown Port)….The 34 year old was caught trying to smuggle methamphetamine.

Customs and Border Protection officers say Ivonne Aguirre, a US citizen, entered the Port earlier this week. A drug detector dog alerted to her vehicle, and she was sent to the secondary inspection area. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery two packages of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle manifold.. The two packages weighed 8.11 pounds, with a street value of $155,000. She told officers she was smuggling narcotics to pay off a debt. She was arrested and booked into Imperial County Jail, charged with importation of a controlled substance.