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White Heroin Seized by Border Patrol Agents

Release Date: 
May 29, 2015

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents made an arrest on Thursday after discovering more than $312,000 of white heroin hidden inside a vehicle.

U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle along Interstate 5 near San Clemente, California, with 16 pounds of heroin in a bag in the backseat.

U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle along Interstate 5 near San Clemente, California, with 16 pounds of heroin in a bag in the backseat.

U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle along Interstate 5 near San Clemente, California, with 16 pounds of heroin in a bag in the backseat.At approximately 3:15 p.m., agents patrolling Interstate 5 initiated a vehicle stop on a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban north of the San Clemente Border Patrol checkpoint.  A Border Patrol K-9 unit conducted a sniff of the vehicle that resulted in a positive alert.  Agents searched the vehicle and discovered 12 plastic-wrapped packages in a black bag on the backseat that contained 16 pounds of heroin.

The heroin seized from the vehicle stop has an estimated street value of $312,094.  The male U.S. citizen driver and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Last fiscal year, the San Diego Sector seized more than 180 pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of more than $2.5 million.

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.zed from the vehicle stop has an estimated street value of $312,094.  The male U.S. citizen driver and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Last fiscal year, the San Diego Sector seized more than 180 pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of more than $2.5 million.
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