A 41 year old woman was busted with 24 lbs. of methamphetamine by Border Patrol agents on Wednesday.

The woman was hiding the narcotics inside the gas tank of a minivan, agents said in a release on Friday.

The arrest happened around 1:30 p.m. at the Highway 86 checkpoint between Westmorland and Salton City. A K9 alerted agents to the van and they found 22 plastic-sealed packages of meth hidden inside the gas tank.

Authorities said the drugs weighed 24.91 lbs. and are estimated at $285,465.

The woman had a permanent resident card, agents said. She was taken into custody and her vehicle and the methamphetamine was turned over to the D.E.A.

Woman busted with 24 lbs. of meth by Border Patrol

POSTED: 09:13 AM PDT May 02, 2014 
1 / 3