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Agents Arrest Man with Meth near I-5 Checkpoint

Release Date: 
December 14, 2015

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 35-year-old man on Friday morning who had bundles of methamphetamine stashed inside the trunk of his car.

At approximately 9 a.m., agents initiated a vehicle stop on a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt near the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 5.  As agents questioned the driver, their K-9 alerted to the rear of the car.  A search of the trunk revealed two large black bags filled with 28 bundles of methamphetamine.Agents arrested a man who was smuggling narcotics inside his car trunk.

The bundles of meth weighed 37.04 pounds and have an estimated street value of $370,400.

Agents turned the man and drugs over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Last fiscal year, San Diego Sector intercepted 1,797 pounds of methamphetamine.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.  To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.


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February 9, 2017