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San Diego Border Patrol Agents Confiscate More Than $600K of Cocaine

Release Date: 
November 18, 2014

TEMECULA, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man yesterday who had more than half a million dollars of cocaine hidden in his car.

At approximately noon, agents from the Newton-Azrak Station near Temecula stopped and questioned a 24-year-old U.S. citizen on I-15.  A nearby K-9 team conducted a sniff of the man’s car.  The K-9 alerted and agents searched the vehicle.  They discovered 20 bundles of cocaine hidden in the car’s rocker panels.

The cocaine weighed approximately 50.93 pounds and has an estimated street value of $662,090.

Agents arrested the man and turned him over to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.  The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

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