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Border Agents Nab Nearly $1M in Coke, Heroin, Meth

About $960,000 worth was caught south of San Clemente.

SAN CLEMENTE, CA -- The U.S. Border Patrol Tuesday stopped two suspected smugglers on the I-5 Freeway -- one at the checkpoint south of San Clemente, the other near Oceanside.

Agents stopped a 37-year-old Mexican man driving a Nissan Sentra at the I-5 Border Patrol checkpoint. Agents became suspicious of the man, pulled him over and brought out a drug dog, according to a release from the Border Patrol.

The animal indicated that drugs were in the trunk, and agents discovered 29 bundles of cocaine and one bundle of heroin inside of a speaker box, the release states.

The cocaine weighed 84.66 pounds and had an estimated street value of $931,260. The heroin weighed 2.32 pounds and had an estimated street value of $27,840, according to the release.

The second stop happened at 7 p.m. when agents stopped another 37-year-old male Mexican national driving a 2009 Honda Accord, said Border Patrol spokesman Scott Simon.

They found him in a parking lot in Oceanside, Calif., next to the I-5. A drug dog sniffed out meth in the dashboard; agents searched the vehicle and discovered a bundle of methamphetamine hidden in the airbag compartment, the release states.

The meth weighed 1.21 pounds and had an estimated street value of $24,200, accordng to the release.

Both men were arrested. The Border Patrol seized the vehicles and turned the drugs over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Brenda January 20, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Great JOB!!! Border Patrol. Might seem like a drop in the bucket but every little bit lost makes a drug lord mad he lost the drugs/income.
Mike M. January 20, 2013 at 02:32 AM
obama will help them become legal green card holders and punish those bullys in the boarder patrol. Maybe we can get Mexico to pay us to keep their scum in our prisons.
al schroeder January 20, 2013 at 03:19 AM
You really ARE a class "A" jerk, aren't you?
Dave January 20, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Mike M is doing the dope they seized

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