Two big methamphetamine busts at the border in two days

Two big methamphetamine busts at the border in two days
Photo: confiscated meth from August 1

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Border Patrol recently agents made two big methamphetamine busts in two days.

In the first incident on July 31st, agents arrested a 41-year-old Mexican national after discovering bindles of meth in is car’s gas tank. He also had a child traveling with him.

This bust occurred on Interstate 8 near Pine Valley after a K-9 alerted his fellow officers during a secondary inspection.

Agents discovered 38 plastic bags of meth in the gas tank, which “weighed 44.31 pounds and valued at approximately $102,000.”

As a result –

  • the man was arrested for narcotics smuggling;
  • his 11-year-old was held until a family member came to get him;
  • the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze was seized.

The second incident occurred the next day, August 1st, at a Campo area checkpoint. At the checkpoint, Border Patrol agents spotted a grey Mazda 3 as it approached. During the customary preliminary question period, a K-9 “performed a sniff of the vehicle.”

As in the other incident, a secondary inspection was then conducted, during which “114 plastic wrapped bundles” were discovered  “concealed in the vehicle’s door and rear-quarter panels.”

The discovery totaled 119 pounds of meth with a value of $237,700.

The unnamed 33-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested.

Two big methamphetamine busts at the border in two days was last modified: August 23rd, 2019 by admin
Categories: San Diego

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