Drug-sniffing dog alerts California border agents to 90 pounds of meth hidden in SUV

Border Crime

EL PASO (Border Report) — Border Agents manning a checkpoint in Calfornia’s El Centro Sector discovered more than 90 pounds of meth inside an SUV on Friday morning.

When the driver, a 47-year-old woman approached the checkpoint, a drug-sniffing dog alerted agents to the Honda Pilot, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

During a secondary inspection, agents discovered several bundles of the drug hidden inside in a false compartment in the ceiling of the vehicle.

The drugs, which weighed 91.4 pounds, were worth an estimated $212,200, CBP officials said.

“This was a phenomenal seizure by our agents,” Sector Chief Gloria I. Chavez said. “I am so proud of our agents and K-9 teams for the work they do every day.”

The woman was identified as a Mexican citizen. She was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the methamphetamine and vehicle.

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