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Los Angeles Drug Smuggler's Blunder Leads to Discovery of 27 Pounds of Meth

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A Los Angeles woman was able to successfully make it across the U.S.-Mexico border into San Diego carrying more than 27 pounds of methamphetamine in her car.

The only problem was that after successfully making it past the primary checking station with a green light, 33-year-old Sylvia Mashiah mistakenly pulled into the secondary checking station, reserved for cars that must be searched by federal agents.

Upon further inspection, Mashiah was discovered to have more than 27 pounds of methamphetamine located in the back panels of her 2006 Ford Focus. She was subsequently arrested and made a court appearance on Tuesday with charges of felony drug trafficking.

According to the police report filed in court, Mashiah “mistakenly drove the vehicle to the secondary lot where Customs and Border Protection officers inspected the vehicle.”

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Mashiah now faces a minimum of five years in prison.

Source: NY Daily News