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Suspected Meth Smuggler Collared By U.S. Border Patrol

The suspected smuggler and narcotics were taken into custody and subsequently turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The U.S. Border Patrol is reporting it foiled a meth smuggler this week near its checkpoint in Temecula.

Agents stopped a 30-year-old male Mexican national driving a 2000 Acura TL at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near the checkpoint, according to U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jerry Conlin,

Agents became suspicious and called in an Orange County Sheriff’s Department K-9 team for assistance, Conlin explained.

“The K-9 alerted to the trunk of the vehicle. Agents searched the trunk and discovered 10 bundles of crystal methamphetamine and two bundles of heroin hidden inside the spare tire.  The crystal methamphetamine weighed 10.80 pounds and the heroin weighed 3.86 pounds.  The illicit narcotics had an estimated street value of $208,320,” Conlin said.

The suspected smuggler and narcotics were taken into custody and subsequently turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation; the vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol, Conlin said.

The identity of the suspected smuggler was not released by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Sew Good February 26, 2013 at 03:13 AM
I'm glad I don't live in a country that like that.
Sew Good February 26, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Are you saying that the problem of drugs coming in from Mexico is the fault of the users of those drugs? not the dealers who provide them? Let me ask you this:Which came first, the dealer or the addict? If you could cure all the current addicts in the country right now with a simple wish, the drug dealers will find something to entice new customers and hook a new group of junkies. Some farms prefer to higher illegals because they work for less, off the books, so that the employer doesn't have to pay insurance or taxes for the worker. Most citizens could not compete to work for the low wage that illegals will take. A legal, natural born citizen could not qualify for the same benefits that an illegal, seasonal, immigrant worker can qualify for. An undocumented employee can work for cash, and receive government benefits as if there is no income. I don't think it's a race issue at all. It doesn't matter what race you are. If you are here to feed and clothe your family, then become an English-speaking American and live that American dream to the fullest. Don't come in here taking advantage of the screwed up system and expecting Christians to help. Who are you helping in return, besides yourself and your own family? I get tired of Obama supporters who expect everything handed to them for free without a thought to where the handouts come from or who should pay. What country can I walk into, without paying taxes, and be handed free food, housing, welfare, and healthcare?
Arthur Spooner February 26, 2013 at 03:15 PM
FYI Shane, only 2% of illegals pick crops. Do your homework before you give us the sad sob illegal story!! Geez! Maybe you should pick crops!! It would be like doing sit-ups!
Arthur Spooner February 26, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Only you would bring up the fact that Obama is black. Thats not why we do not like him. I know its easy for you to say. Its an excuse for you to play the race card because you have no other excuses. The guy is a failure and so is Biden. Last I looked Biden was not black either!
SA February 26, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Then GO AWAY… You need to check yourself as your comments alone are full of stereotyping, racist and bigot ideologies.

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