One individual was arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Safety brokers at a checkpoint in Murrieta discovered $60,000 value of methamphetamine stuffed into little one booster seats, authorities mentioned.
Brokers on the Newton Azrak Border Patrol Station on June 15 stopped a automobile on the 15 Freeway.
There have been two adults and 4 youngsters contained in the automotive, officers mentioned.
A Border Patrol Okay-9 crew then alerted the brokers to the presence of narcotics inside the kids’s three booster seats, CBP mentioned in a information launch Friday.
Brokers examined the kids’s seats and located a number of packages of a white crystal substance that turned out to be meth, CBP officers mentioned.
The motive force was present in possession of 26.9 kilos of methamphetamine, with an estimated road worth of $60,000, in accordance with the company.
The motive force was arrested on suspicion of making an attempt to smuggle methamphetamine within the booster seats and the automobile was seized.
In the meantime, the 4 youngsters and their mom had been launched, officers mentioned.
“Drug smugglers will use any means essential to get their poison onto our streets. Nothing is sacred to them, not even household,” CBP Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke mentioned in a information launch.
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