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Border Patrol Makes Meth Bust Near Temecula

The methamphetamine allegedly weighed 9.92 pounds and had an estimated street value of $198,400.

The U.S. Border Patrol is reporting that agents have nabbed a suspected drug smuggler at the 15 Freeway checkpoint near Temecula.

The incident took place July 17 around 6 p.m. when border patrol agents allegedly spotted a 38-year-old male Mexican national driving a 1997 Ford F-150. 

According to a U.S. Border Patrol news release, “During inspection, agents became suspicious of the man’s nervous demeanor and referred him for a secondary inspection. A Border Patrol K-9 team performed a cursory inspection of the vehicle resulting in an alert."

Agents searched the vehicle and allegedly discovered a bag of methamphetamine inside a non-factory compartment under the manifold. 

According to the news release, the methamphetamine weighed 9.92 pounds and had an estimated street value of $198,400. 

The suspect and methamphetamine were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the truck was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol, the news release stated.

TVOR July 25, 2012 at 03:26 PM
GC, the people who "settled" the original colonies were doing nothing illegal in going there and establishing colonies. They were friendly with the indiginous people. It wasn't until later that the leadership of the country decided to start forcing their will upon the natives. The treatment of the native americans is one of the most embarrassing and shameful things that has happened in the history of our nation, but it does not compare to protecting our current borders. The times have changed and the situation is much different now. The very survival of our nation is in danger from the onslaught of illegal aliens from all over the world who come here and leech off of our society.
Don July 25, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Wasn't it our glorious congressman Issa who wanted to completely shut down the local border patrol check point.
Fauntleroy Murphy July 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Seems like some people on this board are extremely upset they won't be getting their drugs. It's obviously affected their ability to think rationally.
LBV Collins July 26, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Hi FM. Care to expand on your point? I reread the comments and did not get the impression anyone here is using drugs, nor advocating using drugs.
john July 26, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Thats right Murphy I guess u and I wont be making our drug buy in LA this weekend lol.

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