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Mexicali woman arrested

(Over $217,000 worth of methamphetamine seized)….The seizure was reported at the Calexico Downtown Port.

Monday afternoon a k-9 team was screening vehicles in line to cross the border. The detector dog alerted to a 2007 Buick. The vehicle and driver were sent to the secondary inspection area. During the search of the vehicle, Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 10 wrapped packages hidden in the undercarriage of the Buick. The packages all contained methamphetamine. The total weight was 11 pounds, with a street value of $217,536. The driver of the vehicle, a 43-year-old female Mexican Citizen, resident of Mexicali, was arrested. She was later transported to Imperial County Jail. An immigration hold was placed on the suspect to initiate removal from the United States at the conclusion of her criminal proceedings.