Green Card Holder Nabbed For Smuggling Meth, Cocaine

Agents seized $320K worth of meth and cocaine at the I-8 Immigration checkpoint [Photo from Border Patrol]

A 44-year-old female Green Card holder, who currently resides in Somerton, Arizona, was arrested by Border Patrol agents as she attempted to smuggle nearly $320K in methamphetamine and cocaine.

At approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday evening, agents assigned to Wellton Station Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint referred a 2009 Nissan Cube driver by the Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident from Mexico to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol canine gave a positive alert to an odor it is trained to detect.

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded 51 packages of methamphetamine weighing 87 pounds and five pounds of cocaine located in a false compartment. The methamphetamine and cocaine has a combined worth of over $320,000.

The vehicle and contraband were seized.

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