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Border Patrol seizes more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine

Border Patrol drug bust
Posted at 3:49 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 18:49:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Border Patrol agents arrested a man Thursday they say had more than 100 pounds of narcotics in his car.

According to the agency, the arrest happened just before 11 a.m. on October 8 along Interstate 15 near Vista.

Border Patrol says agents initiated a vehicle stop “on a suspicious 2015 Chevy Camaro” when a K-9 alerted authorities.

After searching the car, agents found 68 bundles of cocaine and crystal meth hidden inside the vehicle’s quarter panels and cowling. The narcotics have an estimated street value of more than $758,000.

The driver, who is a US citizen, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Since October 1, Border Patrol says it has seized over 491 pounds of cocaine, 7,169 pounds of methamphetamine, 178 pounds of heroin, and 383 pounds of fentanyl.