U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in Murrieta, California, arrested the driver of a car carrying 27 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in child booster seats, authorities announced June 17.
Border Patrol K9 team alert agents to children booster seats, and with further inspection agents found several packages of methamphetamine in Murrieta, Calif., on June 20, 2022. (Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
The suspect, a U.S. citizen, was driving on Interstate 15, north of a Border Patrol station, on June 15.
“Drug smugglers will use any means necessary to get their poison onto our streets. Nothing is sacred to them, not even family,” Aaron M. Heitke, Chief Patrol Agent at the San Diego Sector said in a release.
A man was driving with his wife and four of their children when agents stopped