Border patrol agents have arrested a woman they say tried to smuggle nearly 70 pounds of methamphetamine through a Southern California checkpoint with her 6-year-old son in the car.
Authorities say the woman, a 25-year-old Mexican citizen, was stopped at the Pine Valley checkpoint in San Diego County Tuesday night. A drug dog alerted agents to the rear door of the SUV.
Authorities say they found 65 plastic-wrapped packages of crystal meth inside the side panels of the rear door and the spare tire.
Authorities say the drugs had an estimated street value of $179,000.
The woman was arrested and her son was placed with child welfare officials.
#USBP agents arrested a mom who was driving with her child through the Interste-8 checkpoint when a #K9 team alerted and agents soon discovered 65 packages of meth stuffed in her vehicle and a spare tire. Read about it here: https://t.co/uBsSuJ4fGD pic.twitter.com/6oTORzkpr9
— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) October 2, 2019