Daily Archives: January 21, 2011

U.S. Border Patrol Intercepts $747K Cocaine and Crystal Methamphetamine Stash in Jacumba

acumba, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a male U.S. citizen and a female Mexican national in Jacumba on Friday afternoon for smuggling more than 65 pounds of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine in a hidden compartment in the bed of a Dodge pickup.

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The tire’s wheel well was the access point to the hidden compartment.
The tire’s wheel well was the access point to the hidden compartment.
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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize $1.28M in Cocaine

Border Patrol agents from the Yuma sector seized 25.1 pounds of cocaine and arrested one suspected smuggler on Friday.

Border Patrol agents assigned to operate the Wellton Station checkpoint on Interstate 8 referred a beige 2000 Plymouth Neon sedan to secondary inspection following a canine team alert. While in secondary, the driver, a U.S citizen, consented to a search of the vehicle. Agents performed a cursory inspection of the vehicle and located a small amount of marijuana. Agents continued to search the vehicle and located 9 bundles of cocaine hidden inside the rear corner panels of the vehicle.

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