Grandmother and Granddaughter Caught with 219 Pounds of Meth at the Border
Photo: Andrade point of entry (Google Maps)
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers observed a 65-year-old woman and her 19-year-old grandaughter driving a 2006 Dodge Durango as they entered the the Andrade port of entry at approximately 12:40 PM on 01/19/2020. A roving canine team travelling through the vehicle lanes alerted to the passenger side door.
CBP announced on 01/22/2020 that the vehicle and passengers were held and assigned further review. An intensive inspection revealed 299 packages of meth – extracted and seized from the vehicle’s roof, doors, and quarter panels.
The 219 pounds of methamphetamine are estimated at a street value of over $416,000. CBP seized the vehicle and drugs.
Homeland Security Investigation Agents continued further processing of both women when turned over by the CBP.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry.
CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.