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

Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 19:09:16-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A woman was arrested in Oceanside 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.

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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.

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