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Suspected Meth Smuggler Arrested Locally

The suspected smuggler and narcotics were taken into custody and subsequently turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

A 56-year-old Mexican national was nabbed yesterday by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 15 checkpoint for allegedly attempting to smuggle 56 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of $1,120,000.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., agents stopped the man as he arrived in a blue 1999 Mercury Cougar at the I-15 checkpoint near Temecula.

“During inspection, agents became suspicious of the man’s nervous demeanor and referred him for a secondary inspection,” according to a report from U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Scott Simon.

Using a K-9 team, agents searched the vehicle and discovered 24 bundles of methamphetamine concealed within the rear quarter panels behind both the driver and passenger seats, Simon reported.

The suspected smuggler and narcotics were taken into custody and subsequently turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation, according to Simon.

The Mercury Cougar was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

 

 

Tonto February 15, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Democrats have a one track mind.........TAX.... Its all they know. Party of thieves. www.buildtheborderfence.com - obviously this maggot doesn't just come here to take the so called jobs Americans don't want. The drug cartels are probably controlling cities and police like they do in Mexico. I'm surprised they didn't let his family or friends pick up the vehicle.
Diana February 15, 2012 at 05:11 PM
wow how did he get as far as Temecula before being caught???
concerned citizen February 15, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Since he likes meth so much, make him eat all 56 pounds. Problem solved, no trial, no cost to taxpayers.
Steve M February 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM
They should take that meth and throw a party in a valley inviting all tweekers, then start throwing incinerator bombs in there, then there will be no more demand for that disgusting product..
concerned citizen February 15, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Good one!

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