Orange County Snowfall Averted
Orange County Regional Narcotics Suppression Program officers served a warrant on Jean-Francois Gosselin's motor home at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach on Jan. 20 and uncovered 92 individually wrapped packages of blow, according to an Orange County Register report.
Cops claimed each package weighed a kilogram and, at $200 per gram (inflation!), all 200 pounds of coke was worth $19 million.
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Ten days later, U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 110 pounds of cocaine worth $1 million during two stops at the San Clemente checkpoint, the Register reports.
How is it that 200 pounds seized Jan. 20 can be worth $19 million and 110 pounds recovered on Jan. 30 be worth $1 million?
Or, perhaps the nose candy from the first bust was more pure.
|U.S. Border Patrol|
|More than gasoline in there.|
Then, at 7:15 p.m., a Ford F250 pickup driven by a 44-year-old Mexican national was stopped, and the canine search team discovered stuffed inside a spare tire 28 bundles of coke weighing 71.3 pounds and valued at $713,000.
The drivers and their hidden treasures were turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.