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Border Patrol: Man Tries to Smuggle Cocaine, Heroin In Convertible Top Near Temecula

Border Patrol agents out of the Temecula Valley area found 21.50 pounds of cocaine and another 10.80 pounds of heroin hidden inside the man's car, according to a spokesman.

Wednesday morning, Border Patrol agents patrolling I-15 stopped a Volvo C70 convertible.
Wednesday morning, Border Patrol agents patrolling I-15 stopped a Volvo C70 convertible.
A Los Angeles man is accused of hiding several bundles of narcotics in his convertible car as he tried to smuggle the drugs along I-15, according to local border patrol agents.
 
The unidentified man was stopped on Wednesday around 11 a.m. while traveling north on the interstate, near State Highway 395, according to San Diego Sector U.S. Border Patrol Spokesman Gerardo U. Gutierrez.
 
"After a Border Patrol K-9 team was summoned to the scene and alerted to the man’s 2004 convertible Volvo, agents conducted a search and detected several packages stuffed inside the folded convertible top," Guiterrez said in a statement. 
 
The 27-year-old man apparently told agents he couldn't raise the top.
 
"Agents then transported the vehicle to the Newton-Azrak Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, where they removed twelve cellophane-wrapped bundles from the convertible compartment," Gutierrez said.  "Eight packages were filled with cocaine and four were filled with heroin."
 
In total, there were 21.50 pounds of cocaine-- valued at $279,500-- and 10.80 pounds of heroin-- worth $129,600, according to Gutierrez.
 
The man, whose identity wasn't released, was turned over to the DEA, and his vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol. 
 
 

all-c-ing-eye June 23, 2014 at 09:00 PM
he was heard telling the cops that as he was driving with the top down on I-15 every time he went under an overpass he heard a thump in the back of the car, Someone must have tossed it in there as he went by, wow perfect aim ha ha-Just kidding.
TVOR June 23, 2014 at 09:51 PM
Glad at least some heroin will not make it to the street.
Psychic One June 24, 2014 at 09:46 PM
I'm sure he is completely innocent. Someone must have planted the drugs in his car. :/
KMA June 25, 2014 at 06:17 PM
Steve Fischler- is your comment based upon them changing yours after you were busted for drugs? Or you just did not get hired.
Thresher300 June 27, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Shameful. This is another reason why cages should be banned. Besides, 395 is a motorcycle road.

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