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VIDEO: Border Patrol Seizes 38 Lbs. of Coke

Watch the Border Patrol search a suspected smuggler's car at the I-5 checkpoint south of San Clemente.

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 38 pounds of cocaine at the I-5 checkpoint south of San Clemente Wednesday.

Agents stopped a 24-year-old male United States citizen driving a 2006 Ford Fusion at 12:20 p.m. at the checkpoint, according to a Border Patrol release.

Agents thought the man looked nervous, so they brought out a drug dog to sniff around the car. The dog indicated there were drugs in the car, where agents found 12 bundles of cocaine concealed in the vehicle’s rocker panels. 

The cocaine weighed 38.45 pounds and had an estimated street value of $422,790, according to the release.

The suspected smuggler and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Rich Kane November 16, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Coke? I prefer Pepsi myself ...
Alberto Barrera November 16, 2012 at 02:14 PM
I guess it's true, Heisenberg has officially stopped cooking.
Lon Uso November 16, 2012 at 09:57 PM
So happy to see our Border Patrol resources paying off, keep up the good work folks!!!!!!!!!

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