Border Agents in Blythe Arrest Couple Allegedly Transporting Meth Disguised as Ice Pops

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More than nine pounds of methamphetamine were found disguised as frozen Ice Pops, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents said.
More than nine pounds of methamphetamine were found disguised as frozen Ice Pops, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents based in Blythe arrested two people for allegedly transporting more than 9 pounds of methamphetamine disguised as frozen Ice Pops on Sunday, the agency said in a news release.

Agents from the Blythe Station were working at the Highway 78 Immigration Checkpoint when they arrested the female driver and male passenger, both 38, on Sunday afternoon.

A Border Patrol canine working the primary inspection lane detected an odor on a Toyota Corolla, prompting agents to search the vehiclee.

They found a cooler containing brightly colored bags disguised as frozen Ice Pops, which were determined to contain approximately 9.21 pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value of about $20,000.

Agents said the two arrested were a lawfully admitted permanent resident and a U.S. citizen.

Correction: A previous version of this story indicated the incident occurred in Arizona. The agents are part of the agency’s Yuma Sector in Yuma, Arizona, but are stationed in Blythe, California.

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