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.