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Border Patrol: Mexican National Caught Smuggling Meth, Cocaine Near Fallbrook

The man now faces federal charges for drug trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.

Border Patrol agents stopped a red Dodge Neon on Interstate 15 Tuesday afternoon.
Border Patrol agents stopped a red Dodge Neon on Interstate 15 Tuesday afternoon.
Border Patrol agents found more than two dozen pounds of narcotics stashed inside a vehicle they stopped near Fallbrook this week, an agency spokesman said Friday. 
 
The man was identified only as a 37-year-old Mexican national and was pulled over along Interstate 15 in the Fallbrook area on Tuesday, according to U.S. Border Patrol Spokesman Paul Carr.
 
That's when a K-9 agent sniffed the vehicle and alerted his handler that drugs may be present, according to Carr. 
 
"Agents searched the car and discovered 10 bundles of narcotics stashed inside the lining of the [2003 Dodge] Neon’s backseat," Carr said.  "Five of the bundles were filled with cocaine and five were filled with methamphetamine." 
 
In total, the drugs had a combined weight of 24.58 pounds and are estimated to be worth $285,340.
 
"The man was arrested and the narcotics were turned over to agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration," Carr said. "The suspect faces federal charges for drug trafficking and possession of a controlled substance." 
 
Border Patrol officials took the vehicle. 

 
Crash Croggins July 11, 2014 at 08:01 PM
And Obama says our borders are secure.....LMFAO
Cik Bast July 11, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Isn't it a shame you just cant lynch illegals anymore?
Beaumont Banning July 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM
^^Says who??^^
ChrisG July 12, 2014 at 09:17 AM
You can never know the number that get through but they do seem to catch a lot. To bad this fellow was not caught at the border. Good job.
scott hunter July 12, 2014 at 09:27 AM
I am a little more concerned of the rapist and child molester who are American nationals in the previous two stories....funny how the BP crossing has had bigger and more frequent busts but only receives this public attention now that this immigration issue is at the forefront...

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