El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:05 p.m. after a 23-year- old woman approached the checkpoint in a black Toyota Camry. During primary inspection, a Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle. Agents then referred the vehicle to secondary inspection for further examination.
At secondary inspection, the canine team alerted to the cabin of the vehicle. Agents investigated further and discovered several sealed packages concealed in hidden compartments in the vehicle’s seats. The packages were examined and tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine.