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Agents Intercepted 2 Men with $470K of Meth

Release Date: 
December 4, 2015

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — San Diego Sector U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted two men at the San Clemente checkpoint Thursday in possession of approximately 47 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle.

San Diego Sector U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted two men at the San Clemente checkpoint Thursday in possession of approximately 47 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle.

San Diego Sector U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted two men at the San Clemente checkpoint Thursday in possession of approximately 47 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle.

At approximately 9:20 a.m., agents on the Interstate 5 corridor observed a 2002 Isuzu Rodeo heading northbound on Interstate 5 towards the San Clemente checkpoint.  After initiating a vehicle stop, agents identified the driver as a 33-year-old Mexican national with a 23-year-old U.S. citizen passenger.  A K-9 search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 45 bundles concealed throughout the vehicle.  The narcotics are worth approximately $470,000.

The two men and narcotics were turned over to agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

In fiscal year 2014, 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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017