California border agents arrested an 83 year old woman earlier this week on drug smuggling charges. The woman, a US citizen, was in the car with two Mexican nationals when they were stopped in San Ysidro, California. An inspection of the car revealed the elderly woman to have 10 pounds of methamphetamine strapped to her body; more drugs were found on the other passenger of the car, a 40 year old Mexican woman. “It’s very unusual for us to arrest such an elderly smuggler, but it’s not unique. We are catching more drugs at the port and so the Mexican cartels are using more creative techniques to try and get away with it.” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Angelica De Cima said in a statement by phone.

U.S. border agents arrest 83-year-old on drug charge (Reuters)

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