(42 year old Mexicali woman arrested)….Claudia Ortiz Martinez was taken into custody at the Downtown Calexico Port.
Customs and Border Protection officers found 28 pounds of cocaine in her vehicle. The woman was driving a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta as she entered the Port. The vehicle was referred to the secondary inspection area, where a narcotics detector dog alerted to the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of ten wrapped packages of cocaine hidden in the rear bumper. The street value was set at $341,000. The vehicle and narcotics were seized. The woman was arrested and booked into County Jail.