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Illegal Aliens Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Cocaine

The suspects were caught at the Border Patrol checkpoint just south of Temecula.

Two illegal aliens faced charges of smuggling more than $300,000 worth of cocaine today.

The suspects, two men aged 26 and 37 who the border patrol declined to name, were arrested today around 10 a.m. on Interstate 15 near Rainbow Valley Road just south of Temecula, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.

Agents noticed a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant going north on Interstate 15 and thought it looked “suspicious,” said Agent Scott Simon in an emailed announcement.

Agents stopped the car and, while questioning them, realized they were in the country illegally, Simon said.

A drug-sniffing dog searched the car and alerted agents, so they scoured it and found 12 cellophane-wrapped bundles under the backseat. The bundles contained 29.65 pounds of cocaine worth about $296,500 on the street, according to Simon.

Agents confiscated the drugs and car, arrested the suspects and turned them over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Agents asked anybody with information on this case or other suspicious activity to call 619-498-9900.

TVOR May 13, 2011 at 04:11 AM
I think we ought to demand payment from Mexico for the costs of incarcerating Mexican nationals who commit crimes here.
Popeye May 14, 2011 at 04:37 PM
What planet did the come from?
Brenda February 15, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Yes, they live so much better in our jails then they do in Mexico. The kids that come here even and get put into foster care until someone figures out what to do with them. Any life is better here then in Mexico. Even the poor girls that get chosen to be a "camps" prostitute lives so much better, just usually she is dead by the time the camp moves.
Brenda February 15, 2012 at 04:50 PM
TVOR how about we just demand all the billions we have given them over the years to fight the drug wars in Mexico, for their earthquakes, for their government to buy weapons and tanks and build military bases etc. etc. We have given them so much of our money they could have rebuilt all of Mexico by now. But like other countries we do this for either for drugs, or catastrophies, nothing gets rebuilt and the government, others, take all the money. Colombia, Haiti, etc.
B-Cat May 14, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Whats all the fuss about? Mexican Coke is better than the stuff made here. Also Mexican Pepsi as well as they are both made with pure cane sugar instead of that junk sweetner that saves the company's money. Its also legal and you can buy it by the case at Costco. Do they really stop people bringing in to the USA from Mexico because it does not conform to NAFTA trade rules? Duh!

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