SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Border Patrol agents arrested a man after finding more than $1 million worth of narcotics inside his car.
According to the agency, the incident began around 4 a.m. on October 4 when the 21-year-old man, a US citizen, entered the I-8 checkpoint.
As agents questioned the man, a K-9 alerted authorities to the vehicle.
After searching the car, agents found 36 wrapped packages under the driver’s side front tire.
The brick-shaped packages were later found to contain 84 pounds of cocaine and four pounds of fentanyl pills.
“Criminal organizations go to great lengths to conceal and smuggle dangerous narcotics in order to make millions of dollars. This is done without regard to the health and safety of our communities. I am proud of our Border Patrol agents’ vigilant efforts to keep this poison off our streets,” Acting Chief Patrol Agent Patricia McGurk-Daniel said.
Since October 1, San Diego Border Patrol Agents have seized 491 pounds of cocaine, 7,169 pounds of methamphetamine, 178 pounds of heroin, and 383 pounds of fentanyl.