Mother, 11-Year-Old Son Stopped with $500,000 Worth of Meth in Car

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A 35-year-old Mexican woman tried to smuggle nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in Pine Valley while driving a minivan with her 11-year-old son inside, authorities said today.

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The drugs were found secreted in the gas tank late Saturday, and the woman, whose name was withheld, was arrested at the Interstate 8 checkpoint, according to a statement from the U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego sector.

Border Patrol LogoA service dog alerted agents to something suspicion in the woman’s 2005 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, and authorities found 27 cellophane-sealed packages of meth in the gas tank.

The total haul was more than 40 pounds, valued at $490,820, according to federal agents.

The boy was taken to San Ysidro and turned over to his father.

— City News Service

Mother, 11-Year-Old Son Stopped with $500,000 Worth of Meth in Car was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by Chris Jennewein

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