(Suspected drug smuggler has her child with her)….She was arrested Wednesday morning.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents were working the Highway 86 checkpoint. They say a 21-year-old woman approached the Checkpoint with her 4-year-old daughter in the passenger seat in a gold Ford Focus. A canine detection team alerted to the vehicle and it was sent for a secondary inspection. The inspection determined the woman was a US Citizen. It also found five packages concealed in the vehicle’s rear passenger seat. The packages tested positive for methamphetamine. The packages weighed a combined 16.05 pounds, with an estimated street value of $51,360. The woman, her daughter, the vehicle and narcotics were all turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.