Woman caught with over 80 pounds of marijuana PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 March 2013 09:58

(Over $60,000 worth of marijuana seized)….The seizure was made Wednesday afternoon. El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents were working at the Indio Station. The agents said at around 1:30 in the afternoon they encountered a 34 year old female driving a 2006 Dodge Durango as she approached the Highway 86 Checkpoint. A Border Patrol k-9 team alerted to the vehicle and referred the driver to the secondary inspection area. Agents say 18 packages of marijuana was found in all four door panels of the vehicle and inside a spare tire. The combined weight was 82.9 pounds. The marijuana was valued at $66,000. The woman, identified only as a citizen of the United States, was arrested. The suspect, vehicle and marijuana were turned over to the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.