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.



Robert Lougee February 15, 2012 at 02:24 AM
The penalty for smuggling drugs from Mexico should be nothing short of a slow, agonizing death.
LBV Collins February 15, 2012 at 03:26 AM
So what you’re saying, Robert, is that they should give him back his 56 pounds of meth… and make him use it?
Wizard Without Remorse February 15, 2012 at 08:38 AM
It is funny, I have not read of a crime on this e-rag that someone has not suggested the death penalty as punishment. Usually without benefit of trial. Are all the readers into extreme population control and are all of them that perfect that they have nothing to fear from the other readers? I was actually thinking that the sales tax on $1,120,000.00 would do wonders for our state or national debt!
Dog February 15, 2012 at 01:00 PM
A sales tax on meth? Geez...I dunno...what could possibly go wrong...lol
Robert Lougee February 15, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Charles, What I am into is, stopping the illicit behaviors which presently, do not have adequate punishment in place to deter such behaviors in the future. Your assumption that I may be advocating such punishment without the necessity of a trial is ignorantly presumptive on your part. Extreme population control? Incorrect. Extreme behavior control through the use of strong examples? Yes. I am perfect enough to know that international illegal drug trafficking is not something you will ever read about me doing in any way, shape or form. Whatever bad decisions I might make which would expose my behaviors in this type of a public forum will be available for all to comment on, just like we are doing now. Newsflash! I do not fear you or any other reader, regardless of your opinions regarding my words or actions. Here is the best one of all! So you think legalizing methamphetamine in order to charge sales tax to boost revenue is a good idea? Incorrect again! If the current regime gets a hold of this idea, they might run with it. They certainly don't have a track record of making sound decisions which benefit me and my fellow citizens.
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 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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