A Yuma woman was booked into the Imperial County Jail late last week after border patrol agents learned she was trying to break bad.
It all started when she traveled to Mexico to pick up roughly 25 pounds of methamphetamine. El Centro Police officers say when she was stopped at the border, agents found roughly $165,000 worth of drugs hidden in the panels of her back doors.
More than 20 packs of drugs were stashed in there, they said, and trying to smuggle narcotics into the US is a really big no-no.
Had she been arrested north of the border, the woman would have been booked on drug possession charges, transportation and intent to sell. Drug possession bail bonds can range from $10,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the circumstances of the arrest.
But the defendant, whose name has not been made public is not being granted bail bonds at the current time, since authorities placed an ICE hold on her status.
Although legal documents show she’s been granted permanent resident status, she was born just south of the border.
Authorities say she’ll likely remain at the El Centro Jail until her case is over, at which time federal officials will start processing her permanent removal from the US.
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