ESCONDIDO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 arrested a man Tuesday who had heroin and methamphetamine hidden in his SUV.
At approximately 3 p.m., agents pulled over the driver of a 2003 Ford Escape near the intersection of I-15 and Highway 76. A Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the man’s vehicle and a search resulted in the discovery of eight bundles of narcotics taped onto the underside of the vehicle.
The eight packages contained 14.11 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 2.65 pounds of black tar heroin, and 5.58 pounds of white heroin. Overall, the narcotics weighed 22.34 pounds and have an estimated street value of $281,690.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.