INDIO, Calif. - Border Patrol agents arrested two women near Dillon Road and Highway 86 Monday night for smuggling narcotics inside their vehicle's spare tire.
Border Patrol agents stopped a 2011 Jeep Patriot at around 11:30 p.m. that was occupied by two women and a minor child.
As agents interviewed the driver, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the undercarriage area of the woman’s vehicle.
Agents searched the spare tire of the Jeep and discovered 10 packages hidden inside. The contents of the packages were tested and proved positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine.
The combined weight of the packages totaled 11.4 pounds with an estimated street value of $39,900.
The two women, child, narcotics, and vehicle were turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office pending further investigation.