A mom with two children in her car was arrested in San Clemente Monday, accused of smuggling methamphetamine.
Agents became suspicious of a car driving northbound on the I-5 in San Clemente and pulled the driver over near Basilone Road, officials said.
A drug-sniffing dog was called out to examin the 2001 Honda Accord and triggered a positive alert, the press release says.
“Agents searched the vehicle and discovered packages of methamphetamine hidden inside the lining of an ice chest near a child’s booster seat,” the release states. “The narcotics weighed 6.72 pounds and are worth approximately $67,200.”
The mother was arrested and the two children were turned over to County of San Diego Child Welfare Services. The vehicles were seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.