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Mom Transports 2 Kids, Meth in her Car, Says U.S. Border Patrol

The drugs were hidden inside the lining of an ice chest near a child’s booster seat.

The methamphetamine was concealed inside the car’s manifold. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.
The methamphetamine was concealed inside the car’s manifold. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol.

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.

Stacy Klinger May 07, 2014 at 11:36 AM
If this happened in San Clemente, why didn't Child Services from Orange County pick up these kids?
Rocky Neidhardt May 07, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Basilone Rd. is San Diego County.
Kevin Mackie May 08, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Then why say it was in San Clemente. And what was it in the ice chest or under the manifold? All over the place with the facts

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