SALTON CITY, CA. – Two United State citizen teens were arrested after attempting to smuggle over $27,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States. The teens were found to have the methamphetamine taped to their bodies on Saturday morning by El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station as they were crossing the border on a commercial bus 11:15 a.m.
The commercial bus pulled into the primary inspection area of the Highway 86 checkpoint. The inspecting agent referred the bus to secondary for further immigration inspection. The agent identified two 17-year-old girls who appeared to be very nervous. Due to clothing fit abnormalities, the two were escorted off the bus. The canine team alerted to the two teenagers and after a brief search 10 cellophane-wrapped packages were located taped to their midsection.
The two teens together were transporting 20 packages of methamphetamine with a combined weight of 8.37 pounds.“This is an example of the great efforts the drug smuggling organizations will take to traffic drugs in our country,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “These two teenagers were involved in committing a crime that can have dire circumstances.”
The two teens were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.
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