(CBP seizes 51 pounds of meth)..It happened Monday at the Downtown Calexico Port.
At around 11:40 pm a Customs and Border Protection officer encountered a 32 year old female US citizen driving a 2004 Trailblazer. During the preliminary inspection, the officer detected inconsistencies with the woman’s itinerary and referred her to a more in depth examination. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 50 wrapped packages of methamphetamine concealed inside the spare tire. The narcotics weighed 51 pounds with a street value of about $178,500. The driver, a resident of Desert Hot Springs was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigation agents for further processing. She was later booked into County Jail. CBP seized the meth and the vehicle.