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Border Patrol Seize $1.1 Million in Coke, Meth

The Patrol found 364,000 in meth south of the I-5 Checkpoint

U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented two drug smuggling attempts Thursday, nabbing bundles of methamphetamine and cocaine worth about $1.1 million.

At about 10 a.m. Thursday, Border Patrol agents checked out a broken-down 1999 white Toyota Solara that exited northbound Interstate 5 and parked approximately six miles south of the San Clemente Border Patrol checkpoint, according to a release from the patrol.

The driver was a 26-year-old male U.S. citizen who consented to a Border Patrol K-9 team inspection of the vehicle.The dog pointed to the rear area of the car, where agents discovered a compartment containing 18.2 pounds of meth in 15 bundles worth $364,000, according to the release.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, the border patrol stopped a woman on I-8 in San Diego County. Her SUV, which agents stopped after she exited the Kitchen Creek Road offramp, had 23 bundles of cocaine and meth stuffed in the bumpers--30.8 pounds of met worth $617,000 and 11.2 pounds of cocaine worth $112,000, according to the border patrol release.

Rob June 25, 2012 at 06:39 AM
moving 1.1 million in drugs, in a $1,100.00 car. BRILLIANT! LOL!

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