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Salinas woman caught with methamphetamine

(19 year old Salinas woman arrested at Calexico port)…Daisy Verenice Ortiz was attempting to cross the border the Downtown Port.

Ortiz drove into the Port Sunday morning. She was referred to the secondary inspection area. A detector dog alerted to the Hyundai she was driving. A detailed inspection of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 13 packages hidden in the vehicle’s tires. The packages contained 36.47 pounds of methamphetamine. The woman was arrested and booked into County Jail. The vehicle and narcotics were seized by the Customs and Border Protection.