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Border Patrol finds 143 pounds of meth in truck on Interstate 15

Posted: 12:25 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 15:25:32-04
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TEMECULA, Calif. (KGTV) - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man Sunday on suspicion of smuggling more than 143 pounds of methamphetamine on Interstate 15 in Temecula.

Agents pulled over the Ford F-150 near the Border Patrol checkpoint at 9:15 p.m. A K-9 unit alerted agents during an exterior search.

A secondary inspection led to the discovery of 33 bundles of meth inside the wood paneling, officials said. The drugs had an estimated street value of $330,640.

The driver, a 55-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested at the scene.