U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to duties on Interstate 5 in Southern California prevented two narcotic smuggling attempts Tuesday near San Clemente.
The first incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. when agents encountered a 37-year-old male Mexican national driving a 2000 Nissan Sentra at the I-5 Border Patrol checkpoint. Agents became suspicious of the man and referred him for a secondary inspection. A Border Patrol K-9 team performed a cursory inspection, which resulted in an alert to the trunk. Agents searched the trunk and discovered 29 bundles of cocaine and one bundle of heroin inside of a speaker box. The cocaine weighed 84.66 pounds and had an estimated street value of $931,260. The heroin weighed 2.32 pounds and had an estimated street value of $27,840.
The second incident occurred yesterday afternoon at approximately 7 p.m. when agents encountered a 37-year-old male Mexican national driving a 2009 Honda Accord in a parking lot in Oceanside, Calif., adjacent to Interstate 5. A Border Patrol K-9 team performed a cursory inspection of the vehicle resulting in an alert to the dashboard. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered a bundle of methamphetamine hidden in the airbag compartment. The meth weighed 1.21 pounds and had an estimated street value of $24,200.
The suspected smugglers and narcotics involved in both incidents were taken into custody and subsequently turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.
2 thoughts on “Border Patrol Seize Coke and Meth Along California Interstate”
Well now I guess that there will be a bunch of drug enforcements agents speed ballerin` after that bust.
The first guy they busted ratted on the second guy that got busted