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Border Patrol agents arrest two for meth, cocaine and heroin stash


Last updated 3/16/2019 at 11:26am

U.S. Border Patrol

U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered $600,000 worth of hard narcotics stashed in a car near the Temecula checkpoint on Thursday, March 14.

TEMECULA - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men on Thursday, March 14 who had more than $600,000 in methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin inside the back of their vehicle.

After observing a suspicious vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 15 around 9 p.m., the agents stopped the vehicle near the I-15 checkpoint.

A K-9 alerted to the vehicle and agents began searching the vehicle, locating 114 bundles of narcotics stashed inside the rear cargo area.

Two Mexican nationals, a 36-year-old driver and 41-year-old passenger, were taken into custody and turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and face narcotic smuggling charges. The suspects' names were not made available. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

According to the press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the San Diego Sector has intercepted 1,255 pounds of methamphetamine, 506 pounds of cocaine, and 114 pounds of heroin since October 1, 2018.

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


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