Alicia Anahy Guevara-Paco

CALEXICO - A woman was with her two children when authorities found 25 packages of methamphetamine in her car at the Calexico downtown Port of Entry on Saturday, and she told officers that she was on her way to Disneyland, according to court documents.

Mexican citizen Alicia Anahy Guevara-Paco, 29, approached the Calexico downtown Port of Entry driving a 2006 Ford Fusion around 5:55 a.m., according to the court complaint.

She told officers she was on her way to Disneyland, but officers noticed suspicious behavior when she avoided eye contact and paused when answering questions.

A detector dog alerted to the vehicle, and upon further inspection, officers found a total of 25 packages containing nearly 35 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside the vehicle’s rocker panels.

The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of more than $100,000, according to a CBP press release.

Guevara-Paco was advised of her rights and said she didn’t know her vehicle contained narcotics, according to the complaint.

She was arrested and booked into Imperial County jail while custody of the children was turned over to family. CBP seized the vehicle and narcotics.

Staff Writer Chelcey Adami can be reached at 760-337-3452 or cadami@ivpressonline.com

I covered the border and Calexico for two-and-a-half years but am now the courts and crime reporter. I studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and previously worked as a staff photographer in Austin, Dallas, Costa Rica and rural Oklahoma.

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