PRESIDIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers made a large seizure last Friday.
Officials tell NewsWest 9, the seizure was made around 1 p.m. Friday when a female driver applied for entry at a primary inspection station.
An officer noted several issues during the primary exam and the vehicle and driver were referred to secondary for a detailed examination.
We're told the vehicle was scanned with an X-ray system and officers spotted anomalies in the passenger side firewall of the vehicle.
After closer examination, officers found a trap door leading to a non-factory compartment containing seven methamphetamine-filled bundles.
The driver, 43-year-old Maria Lourdes Salinas de Garcia, who is a citizen of Mexico, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HIS agents in connection with the failed smuggling attempt.