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U.S. Border Patrol officials find $260K of crystal Methamphetamine (22 pounds) hidden in car at the Pine Valley checkpoint

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October 22, 2013 


PINE VALLEY, Calif. – Nearly a dozen bundles of crystal meth was uncovered in a truck at the Pine Valley checkpoint, U.S. Border Patrol officials said Monday.

Agents searched a 20-year-old man’s 2010 Nissan Sentra at the checkpoint on Interstate 8 around 10:45 a.m. Friday, according to CBP. A canine alerted agents to the vehicle, where they found a hidden compartment in the trunk of the vehicle.

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A large, black trash bag filled with bundles of crystal methamphetamine was discovered inside the compartment, agents said.

The driver was arrested, the drugs were turned over to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force and the vehicle was seized by U.S. Border Patrol.

The bundles weighed 22.71 pounds and had an estimated street value of $261,165.

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