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Border Patrol Seizes 30 Pounds Of Meth

The suspected smugglers and illicit drug were taken into custody and subsequently turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

More than 30 pounds of methamphetamine was seized at the Interstate 15 checkpoint near Temecula Thursday morning, the U.S. Border Patrol is reporting.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. when agents stopped a 20-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a black 2006 Hummer H3 and his 21-year-old male passenger, who was also a U.S. citizen, according to a U.S. Border Patrol news release.

“During inspection [at the checkpoint] agents became suspicious of the men’s nervous demeanor and referred them for a secondary inspection,” the news release stated. “A Border Patrol K-9 team performed a cursory inspection of the vehicle resulting in a positive alert.”

Agents searched the vehicle and discovered a “non-factory compartment” in the rear cargo deck that was concealing 20 bundles of methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of $617,400, according to the news release.

The suspected smugglers and illicit drug were taken into custody and subsequently turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation, and the Hummer was seized by the Border Patrol, the news release stated. 

J Carabine January 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Good way to ruin your life.. 20 year olds in a hummer? Hmm... yeah let's check that one. Good to get them and that amount of drugs off the street. Money motivates is So many ways.
LBV Collins January 14, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I don’t understand why someone would put this meth poison into their bodies. However, while I’m happy that officers seized the contraband, I truly wish we were dealing with this drug problem differently. The only reason these two kids—oops, I mean young men—were risking 10+ years in prison is because of the outrageous amount of money to be made to feed the high demand of users. Instead of spending money trying to stop the flow of drugs, I’d rather we spend our money on curing those addicted to this stuff. If there’s no demand, then there’s no drug trafficking because there’s no profit. But as long as there’s demand, drug traffickers will be willing to risk prison for the huge profits.
Steve M January 14, 2012 at 06:40 PM
They ought to treat 'em like baby seals ala Canadian club. Meth is the most damaging and disgusting drug there is.
LBV Collins January 14, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Instead of clubbing them to death, how about just giving them the 30 pounds of meth… free? The end result may be the same.
Devious - 65 January 15, 2012 at 09:51 AM
Good job agents....... seriously good damn good job. Keep that poison off our streets..!!

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