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Woman tries to smuggle meth with 7-year-old in car, Border Patrol says

Posted: 5:12 PM, Dec 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-04 19:12:50-05
Woman tries to smuggle meth with 7-year-old in car, Border Patrol says

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- A woman was arrested in Oceanside, California, after trying to smuggle methamphetamine with her 7-year-old in the car.

Border Patrol agents pulled the woman over near the Oceanside Harbor Interstate 5 exit just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

After becoming suspicious of the driver’s behavior, agents found more than 48 pounds of the drug inside a duffle bag in the trunk.

The drugs, according to Border Patrol, have an estimated street value of more than $92,000.

The 26-year-old driver, a Mexican national with a valid tourist visa, was arrested for felony drug trafficking.

The minor child was placed in the care of local child protective services.

Since Oct. 1, 2019, the agency says it has seized more than 750 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $1,427,000.

This article was written by Zac Self for KGTV .