Two children were in a pickup truck carrying $91,000 of methamphetamine, U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees said Thursday.
Agents from the El Centro Border Patrol station were working in Ocotillo, at the State Route S2 immigration checkpoint Wednesday. They stopped a woman driving a 2001 Chevy Silverado with two children in the truck.
A K-9 alerted to the vehicle so the officers moved the truck to secondary inspection.
There, they say they found 15 packages of illegal drugs hidden in the floor of the truck, under a rear bench.
Agents arrested the driver, a 27-year-old U.S. citizen. The two children who were with the driver were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The packages tested positive for methamphetamine according to the CBP. The amount of the drugs was estimated at 28 pounds. The estimated street value of the seizure was $91,200 according to a CBP news release.