CALEXICO, CA - U.S. Customs and Border protection officers bust a 32-year old U.S. resident attempting to smuggle 53 pounds of cocaine worth $477,000 across the border Tuesday night.
The incident happened at the Calexico downtown port of entry during vehicle inspections.
Officers flagged a blue 2006 Nissan Sentra for further examination and with the help of a canine team discovered 23 wrapped packages of cocaine hidden behind a false wall inside the trunk.
CBP officers turned the driver, a Heber California resident over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. She was booked into the Imperial County Jail where and awaits an arraignment.
CBP seized the drugs and vehicle.