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24 pounds of meth found in Mexicali mini-van

(Mexicali woman arrested)…She was taken into custody at the Highway 86 checkpoint.

47-year-old Josefina Aguirre was driving a 1995 Plymouth Voyager as she approached the Border Patrol checkpoint. A Border Patrol narcotics detector dog alerted to the vehicle. The vehicle was referred to the secondary inspection area. During the inspection agents discovered 17 packages in the dashboard of the vehicle. The packages were wrapped in brown tape. The packages contained 24 pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value of around $159,900. Aguirre had told agents she was on her way to Thermal to search for work.