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.