Border Patrol seizes 27 pounds of cocaine from car in Temecula
Agents were patrolling the interstate near a Border Patrol checkpoint about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when they stopped a northbound Toyota Corolla.
With the aid of a drug-sniffing dog, agents found 10 bundles of the drug inside the dashboard, the agency said. The cocaine has a street value of more than $270,000 and was turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
The driver, a 30-year-old woman and U.S. citizen, was arrested on suspicion of cocaine smuggling,
according to the Border Patrol.
-- Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Bundled cocaine behind the dashboard. Credit: U.S. Border Patrol