Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Woman driving minivan caught with $500K worth of drugs at U.S. border

See also

A 35-year-old Mexican woman driving a minivan was caught trying to smuggle drugs into the country. In a video report by GeoBeats, the woman was stopped at the US Border in Pine Valley, Calif. The woman was driving into the U.S. from Mexico and had her 11-year-old son with her -- not suspicious at all, right?

Turns out, the woman had $500K worth of meth in the car. The woman was cruising along just fine until drug-sniffing dogs alerted officers that something wasn't right with the minivan. Upon further investigation, authorities uncovered 27 bags of meth -- the drugs were inside of the minivan's gas tank.

According to the report, the packages of meth weighed 40 pounds. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $500,000. The woman was promptly arrested and will likely be charged with possession of an illegal substance among other things. Her son was brought back to his father in Mexico.

© Effie Orfanides 2014


Arts & Entertainment

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    The first 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has been released, leaving fans wanting more
    Movies Buzz
  • Music festivals
    150 years of major American music festivals are rooted in Rhode Island
    17 Photos
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan receives Vanguard Awards at AMPAs in Cleveland
    13 Photos
  • Celebrity tattoos
    We're not sure what some of these celebrities were thinking when they decided to get inked
    23 Photos
  • John Stamos
    John Stamos talks about love, life and being tired of Uncle Jesse
    Today's Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Sporting an omnipresent cigarette, Dean Martin capably demonstrates the fine art of tying a bandana while looking essentially cool, on location for Bandolero at Alamo Village in Brackettville, Texas, circa October 1967
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Rapper Iggy Azalea
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518322523" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • The Fluffy Movie
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518270945" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>