Border Patrol agents search car on I-15, discover cocaine

Border Patrol seizes cocaine at I-15 checkpoint
Posted at 3:10 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 18:10:57-04

TEMECULA, Calif. (KGTV) - Border Patrol agents arrested two men Thursday on suspicion of smuggling nearly one million dollars worth of cocaine on Interstate 15 in Temecula.

The agents stopped the men in a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu near the Border Patrol checkpoint on northbound I-15.

One of the agents with a K-9 got a positive alert on the exterior of the car, the Border Patrol said.

A search led to the discovery of 32 bundles of cocaine in the front wheel wells and bumper, said agents.

The bundles of cocaine weighed 75.96 pounds and had an estimated street value of $987,454.  

Border Patrol agents took both alleged smugglers to a Riverside County detention facility.