- Created on Thursday, 21 February 2013 22:04
- Written by Border Scope
Campo, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents at the San Diego Sector recently seized nearly $600,000 of marijuana as smugglers attempted to transport the narcotics into the United States.
On February 19, at approximately 11:45 p.m., agents observed two subjects with large backpacks near the U.S./Mexico International Boundary in Campo. Border Patrol agents and a K-9 team responded to the area and followed footprints of the subjects. Two male Mexican nationals, one 48-year-old and one 52-year-old, were subsequently located and detained by agents when they attempted to hide inside a 1999 GM Safari that was parked by an Airstream trailer.
The K-9 team performed a cursory inspection of the area resulting in a positive alert to the Airstream trailer. Border Patrol agents searched the trailer and discovered 73 bundles of marijuana. The narcotics weighed 399.59 pounds and had an estimated street value of $599,385. The suspected smugglers and narcotics were turned over to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Task Force for further investigation. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.