Two Tons of Marijuana Seized at San Clemente Checkpoint

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Jay Brockman
U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 2 tons of marijuana at the immigration checkpoint near Camp Pendleton over the weekend. The bust occurred early Saturday morning, when agents stopped a U.S. citizen driving a Nissan van. Inside the rear of the 38-year-old man's vehicle, agents found 113 bundles of pot weighing 2,750 pounds, which they valued at $1.65 million, according to San Clemente Patch.

It's unclear how agents arrived at that figure, although presumably the pot was Mexican brick weed, given where it was seized and how much of it the driver was carrying.

This is the second high-profile bust at the checkpoint in just the past few weeks. On Jan. 24, agents stopped a 2011 Hyundai Elantra driven by a man wearing a suit and tie (which seemed odd given it was 1:15 a.m., according to another Patch article. (Glad someone's still keeping the lights on there.)

After determining the driver was in the country illegally, they searched the car. Inside, agents discovered a whopping 700 pounds of cocaine valued at $6.7 million. The haul represented the same amount as three-quarters of what the Border Patrol had seized in the entire previous year.

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BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

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BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

So the 2750 lb was valued at $600/lb and the 700 lb was valued at $9571/lb, sixteen times as much. About 550 lb of the alleged two tons was not acounted for, was that from accumulated unreported busts? Someone in the B. P. public relations office a bit math challenged, perhaps?

Complete the following: "The bigger the bust, the bigger the _______".

Joey Rodriguez
Joey Rodriguez

People still smoke Mexican brick weed?? Lol Those peoples lives are a joke, it's all about that Homegrown California top shelf Mary Jane.

shepherd_of_jerusale
shepherd_of_jerusale

Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) Rates, and the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeon Generals' reports.



TOBACCO - 340,000 to 450,000

ALCOHOL  (Not including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders) - 150,000+

ASPIRIN  (Including deliberate overdose) - 180 to 1,000+

CAFFEINE  (From stress, ulcers, and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc.) - 1,000 to 10,000
"LEGAL" DRUG OVERDOSE  (Deliberate or accidental) from legal, prescribed or patent medicines and/or mixing with alcohol - e.g. Valium/alcohol - 14,000 to 27,000
ILLICIT DRUG OVERDOSE - (Deliberate or accidental) from all illegal drugs - 3,800 to 5,200
MARIJUANA - 0 


(Marijuana users also have the same or lower incidence of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general non-marijuana using population as a whole. Cancer Study, UCLA; U.S. Funded ($6 million), First & Second Jamaican Studies, 1968 to 1974; Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al. LOWEST TOXICITY 100% of the studies done at dozens of American universities and research facilities show pot toxicity does not exist. Medical history does not record anyone dying from an overdose of marijuana (UCLA, Harvard, Temple, etc.)

Gabriel Torres
Gabriel Torres

Good Let that nasty brick shit from Mexico rot in the dea evidence locker Hahahahahahahahahah.

Mel Kinnee
Mel Kinnee

We could make a HUGE dent in this business if CA would legalize.

Keith Burks
Keith Burks

Distraction while the meth and coke slip by. Bait..Just stop getting high and the dopers won't have any customers.. But that's too smart of an idea for Americans.

Erk Audelo Leon
Erk Audelo Leon

Get everyone to that Check point, and the attention, while 90 tons come through other means lol. Smart!

Fernando Rios
Fernando Rios

You know this is just a diversion cause you nobody smokes that nasty ass Mexican weed!

Chuck Westerlink
Chuck Westerlink

two tons seized, and it will keep the border agents busy while the rest of the shipment goes by, right under their noses..... what a joke!...

Vicente Govea
Vicente Govea

I guess caly ain't got enough medicine to supply Colorado and the rest

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

You would think these idiots would just wait for a time when no one is working that checkpoint, which seems to me about every time I drive past it.

Armando Jr Solis
Armando Jr Solis

Apparently theres a high demand right now..#1 reason why theres so much violence in Mexico with drug cartels

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

DUH, 700 lb of cocaine, not pot. So much for my ability to read for content.

hitman_martinelli
hitman_martinelli

Legalize Coke too! Talk about energy boosters on those days your ass is dragging! lol

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

A lot of that goes to other parts of America that are not flush with California cannabis.

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