- Created on Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:40
- Written by Border Scope
Pine Valley, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted a meth smuggling attempt at the Pine Valley checkpoint Friday morning.
At approximately 10:45 a.m., agents encountered a 20-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a 2010 Nissan Sentra as it arrived at the checkpoint. A K-9 alerted to the vehicle and the driver was referred for secondary inspection. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered a hidden compartment in the trunk of the vehicle. The compartment contained a large, black trash bag filled with bundles of crystal methamphetamine. The driver was arrested and the drugs were confiscated. The bundles weighed 22.71 pounds and had an estimated street value of $261,165.
The suspected smuggler was turned over to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force for further investigation. The drugs and vehicle were seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.