Booster Seats Contain Hidden Substance


Drug dealers have become more and more creative when hiding their loot. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized around $60,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden in child booster seats.

A driver and his family were heading north on an interstate when they reached a checkpoint in California. As per routine, agents assigned to the Newton Azrak Border Patrol Station in Murrieta stopped the driver. The vehicle had two adults and four children inside.

A K-9 team detected the narcotics inside the children’s three booster seats. “In those booster seats, several packages were found containing a white crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine,” authorities said.

It was discovered that the driver was in possession of 26.9 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $60,000. The U.S. citizen was arrested for prosecution while the narcotics and vehicle were seized. The multiagency group, the Inland Crackdown Allied Taskforce, took control of the situation.

The mother and the four children were released.

“Our agents continue to work around the clock to protect our communities. Drug smugglers will use any means necessary to get their poison onto our streets. Nothing is sacred to them, not even family,” chief patrol Aaron M. Heitke said.


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