- Created on Thursday, 14 March 2013 21:51
- Written by Border Scope
San Clemente, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents recently apprehended a man near the San Clemente checkpoint with more than eight pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
On March 12, at approximately 5:30 p.m., agents working along Interstate 5 stopped a 23-year-old male Mexican national driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla. A Customs and Border Protection canine team performed a cursory inspection of the vehicle and alerted to a brown luggage bag on the rear seat located behind the driver’s seat. Border Patrol agents searched the bag and discovered numerous plastic ziplock bags containing methamphetamine. The methamphetamine weighed 8.05 pounds and had an estimated street value of $161,000.
The suspected smuggler, narcotics, and vehicle were taken into custody and subsequently turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.