(Meth seized early Thursday morning)….One person was arrested.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents were working the Highway 111 checkpoint. At around 1:30 am a 28 year old woman driving a black 2019 Jeep approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 Detection Team alerted to the vehicle and it was sent to the secondary inspection area. Agents searching the vehicle found a backpack in the rear cargo area. Inside were two re-sealable bags and a plastic container, containing methamphetamine. The meth weighed around 8.4 pounds with an estimated value of $15, 960. The driver, a US citizen, the narcotics and the vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.