|Teen Found With Meth|
|Thursday, 02 May 2013 08:27|
(16 year old found with illegal narcotics)…The arrest and seizure occurred Tuesday afternoon
. El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station were working the Highway 86 checkpoint north of Westmorland. At 3:00 pm a 53-year-old male taxi driver and his 16-year-old passenger arrived at the checkpoint. In the primary inspection agents noticed discrepancies with the immigration documents presented by the teenaged girl. The taxi was referred to the secondary inspection area. A search of the vehicle turned up nothing. Agents questioned the teen further and she admitted her documents were fraudulent. She was placed under arrest. Agents noticed a large bulge near the girl’s lower back. A search of the teen revealed seven packages of methamphetamine plastic wrapped to her body. The street value of the narcotics was set at $66,000. The teen and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.