- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) - Federal authorities say a woman traveling with two children was arrested in Orange County after Border Patrol agents with a drug-sniffing dog discovered $500,000 worth of cocaine in her car.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the discovery was made after the 2001 Honda Accord was pulled over on Interstate 5 in San Clemente on Monday.

Agents found bundles of cocaine under the front passenger seat where the boy was sitting, under the back seat where the girl was sitting and inside the driver’s seat.

The estimated street value of the 14 packets - which weighed almost 40 pounds - was said to be more than $450,000.

The 25-year-old woman was arrested and the kids - a 2-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy - were placed with child protective services.

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