Border Patrol seizes more than $305K in drugs in two traffic stops

Posted at 2:39 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 17:39:33-05

SAN DIEGO - Border patrol agents have seized more than $305,000 in drugs in two days along North County freeways.

On Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped a Ford Fusion traveling northbound on Interstate 15 near Rainbow, Calif., at about 3:30 p.m. A K-9 unit was brought in to inspect the vehicle and led to the discovery of 12 bundles of drugs inside the car's panels. 

The bust yielded 9.8 pounds of cocaine and 8.3 pounds of methamphetamine. A 23-year-old woman and 19-year-old man were arrested.

Then on Thursday, agents stopped a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling northbound on I-5 near a border patrol checkpoint at about 6 p.m. Again, a K-9 unit was brought in to inspect the vehicle, leading to the discovery drug in the trunk of the car. 

Agents seized 8.8 pounds of cocaine stuffed in a  box of baby wipes. A man and woman, both 28-years-old, were arrested.

In total, the drugs' estimated street value is $305,688. 

All suspects and seized narcotics were turned over to the custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration.