San Clemente Checkpoint Epic Drug Bust of the Week!

Categories: Bong Blotter

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Courtesy of U.S. Border Patrol
That didn't take long.

Last week, it was a pickup truck carrying a metal security door full of all kinds of drugs that won the prize. Agents busted that load at the San Clemente checkpoint.

Their sniffing dogs must be working overtime, because San Clemente claims yet another win with the April 16 bust of an SUV full of cocaine. After a dog signaled the presence of drugs in the truck, agents performed a search. "Six bundles of cocaine were concealed inside the gas tank," the U.S. Border Patrol said in a press release. The narcotics were accessible through an access panel for the fuel-sending unit, which was found under the back seat."

This seizure wasn't as big as the Border Patrol might have hoped, however. "The six bundles contained approximately 14.55 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $189,150," reports the San Clemente Patch. "The woman and the cocaine were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Border Patrol seized the Mazda Tribute."

15 pounds of coke and Mazda. That's going to hurt the cartels, but they are reportedly very determined to try again. Another successful day in the war on drugs.

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sweetliberty1776177
sweetliberty1776177

obams will get it back out on the streets as more fund raising for his failure that is Ocare


she will first vote for obams and then be sent packing so he can claim to the public that he is protecting America



Jeff Rey
Jeff Rey

excellent news! the authorities need to be more aggressive now and do rolling stops unannounced everywhere.

Nick Lynn
Nick Lynn

thats cool they took it off the street but checkpoints are a major violation of your freedom.. to be stopped and interrogated with out being suspected of committing a crime

elenoreflores
elenoreflores

I didn't know people still did cocaine.  yuck.

Mike Valle-Vizcarra
Mike Valle-Vizcarra

For 15 lbs they delay thousands and thousands of people on the 5 North every day...Sad.

Kevin Kelley
Kevin Kelley

Exactly. It's all just a tyrannical power grab. At least with El Centro, CA which is a border town as well, they have every route locked off. Salton Sea, Bombay Beach, Coachella, San Diego, Julian, Arizona, Mexicali, there is literally no way out driving out of El Centro on streets and freeways without running into these dumb checkpoints. The San Clemente one has dozens of ways to bypass it! The smarter criminals don't take that route lol. It's only a matter of time until they lock everything down in San Diego too. It's a shame.

Bob Knoll
Bob Knoll

aea glad there catching sum of the jack off

Ryan Collier
Ryan Collier

War on drugs? lol what a joke...are we still even saying that?

Ryan Bremer
Ryan Bremer

of course it is a high estimate, it makes the article sound more juicy. (lol) watched a lecture by Neil Degrasse Tyson yesterday, and while he was on jury duty the judge was accusing the defendant of possession of 2000mg of cocaine. Neil then made the judge feel like an asshat for NOT EVEN KNOWING that 2000mg = 2 grams (less than the weight of a penny)

Ryan Bremer
Ryan Bremer

ABSOLUTELY agree. the right for a US citizen to travel unmolested is deteriorating due to police state tactics. they will slow down thousands of people trying to get home from a long days work in "hope" that they will make a major bust, when in reality 99% of those people are just normal citizens trying to go on with their life. their ignorance shows when they think a 15lb bust is a successful day on the war on drugs rofl

Matt Dat Kat
Matt Dat Kat

Checkpoints are unconstitutional and violate our bill of rights.

Matt Dat Kat
Matt Dat Kat

Since the start of this so-called war on drugs which is just a war on the people. There has been no successful days sorry to break it to you. The war on drugs has created a prison system larger than any other in the world where we imprison non-violent offenders for 25 to life sometimes for marijuana possession. Beyond the obvious problems the war on drugs has invoked on our citizens it has created the most violent, dangerous country in the world, Mexico. The countless lives lost in the border towns and innocent humans taken from their families in the states and institutionalized is no win for the people or our country it in fact is a win for the prison corporation, the police state and those crooked people at the top who benefit from it. The people are the victims of this government.

Richard Alan White
Richard Alan White

Right and the big truck behind the Mazda got away with the mother load???

Lamano Conpelos
Lamano Conpelos

"Courtesy of U.S. Border Patrol"....."San Clemente claims yet another win"...."won the prize" comments and expressions from a black market supplier...cops brag about protecting and they are going to make sure that cocaine will give them the profit and the money it supposed to worth. Nevertheless united states is the number 1 consumer of blow, well there you have it locc, brought it by the cops,gov and city hall.....

Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor

That is a very high estimate of the price of cocaine. That works out to about $25k per kilo.

Kevin Kelley
Kevin Kelley

Only a nuisance for law abiding people like myself :/

Kevin Kelley
Kevin Kelley

I honestly hate that checkpoint. I live in El Centro, CA and I cant go to Palm Springs, SD, Mexicali and now EVEN LA without some uneducated ass clown asking me dumb questions and giving me stupid looks. That dude could have taken an hour detour off the 15 and gone around and would have been fine. That checkpoint is a joke

slop101
slop101

Sarcasm is more effective spoken rather than written.

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