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Woman arrested by Border Patrol

(Methamphetamine seized)….Border Patrol agents also arrested a 28-year-old woman driving the vehicle.

It occurred recently at the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8, near Pine Valley. The 2006 Ford Fusion the woman was driving had been referred to the secondary inspection area. The Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 38 bundles of meth in the front and back seats of the vehicle, as well as in the rear quarter panel. The narcotics weighed 45.46 pounds and had a street value of $454,600. The driver, a Mexican National, was placed under arrest. The woman and the met were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation. The Border Patrol agents seized the vehicle.