A drug bust just south of Wildomar resulted in the seizure of 35 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of $705,400, the U.S. Border Patrol is reporting.
The seizure came Feb. 17 near where the 15 and 215 freeways split, the news release stated.
Border Patrol agents stopped “a 28-year-old female Mexican national driver of a white 2006 Ford Fusion” at the split, according to the release. During the stop, a K-9 team alerted agents to the illicit drug hidden inside the vehicle’s rocker panels, the release stated.
The woman and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation; Border Patrol seized the car.
The bust follows two recent alleged meth seizures by Border Patrol in the area. On Feb. 13, agents seized 56 pounds of the narcotic worth an estimated street value of $1,120,000 at the Temecula checkpoint.