Border Patrol agents uncover nine pounds of meth disguised as ice pops

Yuma Sector agents in Blythe, California, seized more than nine pounds of meth, disguised as ice pops, with a street value of more than $20,000. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

YUMA, Ariz. (WTHR) - Border Patrol agents in Arizona seized more than nine pounds of methamphetamine disguised as a summertime treat over the weekend.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents became suspicious of a Toyota Corolla that crossed the border when a patrol K-9 alerted to an odor coming from the vehicle. Upon further search, the officers found several brightly colored bags made to look like frozen ice pops in a cooler.

The bags were later determined to contain approximately 9.21 pounds of meth. The street value of the drugs was estimated at more than $20,000.

The 28-year-old woman who was driving the car and her 38-year-old male passenger were arrested. Agents said the arrestees were a U.S. citizen and a lawfully admitted permanent resident.