Woman busted with $438,000 worth of cocaine in car

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Woman busted with $438,000 worth of cocaine in car

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SALTON CITY, Calif. (KSWT News 13) - Border Patrol agents busted a woman with more than $438,000 worth of cocaine hidden in her car.

A 26-year-old woman was pulling through the Highway 86 checkpoint between Westmorland and Salton City when a Border Patrol drug-detecting dog alerted agents to her car.

Agents searched the woman's car and found five packages of cocaine hidden inside the transmission.

The cocaine weighed 13 pounds and has an estimated value of more than $438,000. 

The woman, who is a Mexican citizen with a Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident card allowing her to live in the U.S., was arrested. 


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