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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Apprehends 20-Year-Old Man with More than 22 Pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine at I-8 Pine Valley Checkpoint

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 22 Oct 2013

 

PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted a meth smuggling attempt at the Pine Valley checkpoint Friday morning.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., agents encountered a 20-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a 2010 Nissan Sentra as it arrived at the checkpoint.

 

 

A K-9 alerted to the vehicle and the driver was referred for secondary inspection. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered a hidden compartment in the trunk of the vehicle.

The compartment contained a large, black trash bag filled with bundles of crystal methamphetamine. The driver was arrested and the drugs were confiscated. The bundles weighed 22.71 pounds and had an estimated street value of $261,165.

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.sandiego6.com/story/border-patrol-apprehends-man-with-crystal-meth-at-i-8-checkpoint-20131022

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