More than $267,000 of meth seized north of Yuma, Arizona
PHOENIX — Customs and Border Protection announced Friday they had arrested a 31-year-old woman who was traveling with her two kids when agents found 90 pounds of meth in her car.
She was stopped by Blythe Station Border Patrol agents along Highway 78, which is just west of the California-Arizona border.
According to a statement from CBP, the driver was a U.S. citizen who was referred to a “secondary inspection” of her 2006 Honda Pilot. A detection dog then alerted agents to an odor, which turned out to be 83 different packages of meth that were reportedly worth a total of $267,000.
The woman’s two children were turned over to Child Protective Services, the statement said. The woman was arrested on suspicion of narcotics smuggling. The Drug Enforcement Agency took over the meth and the car, as well as custody of the woman.