More Than $1 Million Worth of Pot, Coke, Meth, Heroin Seized in San Clemente Border Stops

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See the update on Page 2 about more than $1 million worth of meth, heroin and cocaine being seized Wednesday.

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Courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol
Nine bundles of meth were hidden inside a Mustang's spare tire, border agents say.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 29, 7:05 A.M.: U.S. Border Patrol agents from the San Clemente checkpoint are giving Orange County law enforcement at their various sobriety checkpoints a run for the money lately, only the feds are catching alleged drug smugglers instead of alleged booze hounds.

Last week we had this:

San Clemente Border Checkpoint Follows Big Meth Bust with Bigger Meth, Coke and Pot Busts

And earlier in the month this:

30 Pounds of Meth Worth More Than $330k Found in 24-Year-Old's Car at Border Stop

Now comes this: Two separate busts at and near the same San Clemente checkpoint on Tuesday. First, agents said they smelled marijuana in a 2006 Chevrolet Impala passing through and had the driver, a 22-year-old U.S. citizen, pull over to a secondary inspection area, according to a Border Patrol statement.

The driver said he and his female passenger, also an adult citizen, had just come from Oceanside, say agents, who go on to allege a canine officer sniffed out a duffel bag in the trunk with several pounds of marijuana inside. The unidentified man said the pot was his and he and the herb were turned over to the San Diego County Sheriff's Office, according to the Border Patrol.

A larger bust happened around 5:30 p.m. not at the checkpoint but a nearby rest stop along the 5 freeway, when patrolling agents approached two men in a parked 1996 Ford Mustang. Again, it was a canine officer that alerted human handlers, who were allegedly told by the 21-year-old driver that he previously had an empty container of marijuana in the console.

Let's just stop right here for a moment and ask if this excuse has ever worked.

"Oh, you previously hit pot in the car?" asks the agent. "Great, no need to search any further. Carry on."

Agents did search the car and, lo and behold, there was an empty container, just like the dude said. But nine bundles of methamphetamine also turned up hidden inside the spare tire and eight more bundles were stashed inside a speaker box in the trunk, according to the Border Patrol.

Weighing in at 18.63 pounds, the 17 bundles have an estimated street value of $186,300, say the agents, who turned the meth and two fellows--both Mexican nationals--over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Border Patrol seized the Mustang.

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tishkinoyzer
tishkinoyzer

Well now, that is naughty. Don't do drugs. Don't get drunk. Be like me.

dainalmiller7
dainalmiller7


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downtownbrown
downtownbrown

All of them raza.  And the taxpayers get to  pay for their translators, attorneys, court costs, incarceration, gang intervention and too soon parole.


Send an invoice to Enrique Pena Enano.

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

aww, c'mon, let them go.  They're good boys.  They're just doing jobs Americans don't want to do.   When will stupid Americans stop buying these drugs and stop supporting these filthy cartels?

mehmeh
mehmeh

@gregbpc when drugs are legalized, regulated and taxed, THAT is when. there will ALWAYS be a demand for drugs regardless of source.

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

@mehmeh @gregbpc Yes, we need to legalize heroin, crystal meth, crack..etc.  that would solve a lot of problems.  Why do people do this crap in the firsts place?

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