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16 Pounds of Methamphetamine Seized at Presidio Port of Entry

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

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.

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