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Woman Had 5 Kids, $1M in Illegal Drugs in Minivan: Border Officials

A woman and her five children were stopped Monday at the U.S.-Mexico border with 231 pounds of illegal drugs hidden in their minivan.The woman, identified by CBP as a 34-year-old woman, was driving a Honda Odyssey when she was stopped just after midnight at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. The woman’s five children were inside the van at the time, officials said. 2 Stopped Drivers Hit and Killed by Car in I-8 Identified U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said they found illegal drugs hidden throughout the minivan.When officers put the van through the imaging system, they found unusual images in the doors, the side panels, the gas tank and the spare tire well, according to a CBP news release. Attorney: Man Who Stuffed Dead Co-Worker into Suitcase Was Sexually Humiliated Inside those areas, officers found enough methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin to total more than $1 million on the street.There were 206 wrapped packages of drugs, officials said. Posting Picture of Your Hike Could Be Putting Others at Risk “CBP has seen many forms of drug smuggling through the years,” Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego said in the written release. “The hardest ones are when adults include their children in attempted smuggling schemes.”The woman was booked into Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility in Santee, California. Her children were turned over to the custody of a family member, officials said. Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Image
Source: NBC San Diego

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