Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 Checkpoint stopped a pickup truck loaded with marijuana earlier today.
The incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m., when a 25-year-old woman approached the checkpoint in a Chevrolet Silverado.
A Border Patrol detection canine alerted to the vehicle at the primary inspection area. Agents referred the woman to secondary inspection area for a closer examination. Agents subsequently discovered 58 bundles of marijuana concealed in the rear wall of the truck and stuffed inside of the spare tire.
The bundles had a combined weight of 149.8 pounds and a street value of more than $89,000.
The woman, a United States citizen, the vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.