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U.S. Border Patrol agents on Interstate 5 intercepted a shuttle driver Tuesday who had bundles of methamphetamine and cocaine stashed on top of his van.

At approximately 4 p.m., Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 5 checkpoint stopped a white Ford Econoline passenger van for an immigration check. The 46-year-old U.S. citizen driver and his passengers disembarked and unloaded their luggage and a spare tire from the roof rack. A cursory K-9 inspection produced a positive alert to the spare tire and agents discovered 20 bundles of narcotics stuffed inside.Agents discovered 20 bundles of narcotics inside a spare tire.

methEighteen bundles were filled with methamphetamine and weighed 37.37 pounds. Two bundles were filled with cocaine and weighed 9.59 pounds. The 20 bundles have an estimated street value of $527,140.

Agents arrested the driver and turned him and the narcotics over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last fiscal year, the San Diego Sector intercepted 1,797 pounds of methamphetamine and 1,697 pounds of cocaine, which was an increase of 43.7 percent and 105 percent, respectively, from the prior year.

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. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

 

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38 Comments

  1. The US citizen was set up by illegal immigrants.

  2. Lisa Velasco Gabledon you’d be surprised how many taxis are crooked along the border towns.

  3. Santa Clarita Jr High students or Bust!!!!

  4. Gee Hawd Gee Hawd says:

    Americans are junkies or there wouldnt be a demand. Not so much Scv but the neighboring cities

  5. Scv is just as bad as everywhere else, don’t kid yourselves.

  6. Don’t kid yourself drugs are everywhere

  7. Drugs do pick choose who’s an addict rich ,poor doesn’t matter

  8. Great now how am I going to get mo fix 😤

  9. See drugs are illegal and no one does them let’s make guns illegal and no one will use them too.. Ugh !! Whatever .. I will be packing ..

  10. AJ says:

    Who ever said that SCV doesnt have as many junkies is in delusion land. LOL, I re up on the westside and let me tell you there are as many junkies here as there. Heroin and meth addiction is runnin rampant, especially here. Why do you think Murder, suicide and crime is up? Half the families my kids went to school with have a child in rehab for heroin addiction, thats being conservative. I think you need to take yourself to the ER one niht and see how many OD’s come in.

  11. Michael Anthony says:

    Good job CBP
    Doing a hell of a job keeping this
    Crap away from our schools.

  12. Yaeko Tsuboi Yaeko Tsuboi says:

    Was’nt good hiding spot. Hahaha.

  13. pablo escobar says:

    dammit they got the decoy van again they are not to shabby too bsd they let the 3 big rigs by with 35 million $worth of meth coke heroin and sex slaves through… #AMERICA

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