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Border Patrol agents bust elderly woman trying to smuggle 92 pounds of heroin over California border

August 12, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Border Patrol agents bust elderly woman trying to smuggle 92 pounds of heroin over California border

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Border Patrol agents busted an elderly woman attempting to smuggle 92 pounds of heroin across the California border last week.

Officers stationed at the Tecate point of entry were screening vehicles when a K-9 detected the possible presence of drugs to the driver side door of the woman’s 2011 Chrysler 200, Fox5 San Diego reported.

Border Patrol agents removed the door panel and discovered 34 wrapped packages of heroin worth an estimated street value of more than $82,000.

The drugs were seized and the elderly woman was immediately taken into custody and turned over to Homeland Security agents for further investigation.

“The cartels will try and manipulate anyone to smuggle their narcotics through the ports of entry. CBP officers are aware of the many tactics used by the cartels and remain ever vigilant to stop anyone attempting to smuggle narcotics,” San Diego CBP Director of Field Operations Pete Flores said in a statement following the arrest.

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