Two people were arrested Friday by U.S. Border Patrol agents on suspicion of smuggling more than $2.55 million worth of illegal narcotics.
The arrests, announced Monday, were made at the Highway 86 Border Patrol Checkpoint near the Salton Sea.
According to the U.S. Border Patrol, agents arrested a 40-year-old woman after a dog team searched the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu the Mexican national was driving.
They found a hidden compartment holding 11 packages of cocaine, weighing about 27 pounds, with a street value of about $880,000.
A 42-year-old man was arrested about 10:45 p.m. after a dog team searched the 2004 Honda Accord the Mexican national was driving.
Agents found 42 vacuum-sealed packages of methamphetamine hidden in several compartments in the car.
More poison for Californians and probably other Americans.
Good work on the part of the United States Border Patrol.
The United States needs to lock down the Mexican border.