YUMA, Ariz. — A woman traveling with two children has been arrested near Yuma after Border Patrol agents found almost 90 pounds of methamphetamine in her vehicle.

Agents from the Blythe Station say the 31-year-old woman was taken into custody Wednesday at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 78 north of Yuma.

They say she’s a U.S. citizen, but her name hasn’t been released.

A narcotics-detection dog alerted agents to an odor in the vehicle and they discovered 83 packages of meth hidden under the rear seat.

Border Patrol officials say the meth is worth more than $267,000,

The woman was arrested for narcotics smuggling and the children were turned over to Child Protective Services.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.