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Border Agents Seize $2.1 million Worth Of Meth

August 4th 2012   ·   24 Comments

Separate Searches Yielded 105 Pounds of Methamphetamine

SAN DIEGO — About 105 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $2.1 million was found this week in two vehicles at separate border patrol checkpoints, U.S. Border Patrol officials said Friday.

A 37-year-old U.S. citizen was stopped at the checkpoint on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after agents became suspicious of his “nervous demeanor” and sent his 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer for a secondary inspection, according to U.S. Border Patrol Agent Scott Simon.

A team searched the SUV and found nearly 48 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated street value of$952,400 in a five-gallon plastic container, Simon said.The driver, whose name was not immediately released, and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Border patrol agents seized the SUV.Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, a dog sniffed out methamphetamine in an unoccupied 2003 Suzuki XL7 parked near the San Ysidro port of entry, Simon said, adding that agents found 58 pounds of the drug worth more than $1.15 million in 28 packages hidden in the car’s rear panels. Agents seized the SUV and the methamphetamine was turned over to the DEA.

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Readers Comments (24)

  1. David Fox says:

    But Obama is closing down the border agents posts on the mexican border.

  2. Despite the lack of meaningful support from the current administration, these border agents still find the self derived support to do their jobs. My hats off to them.

  3. Mexico’s such a wonderful trading partner. They export Illegal freeloaders and meth, and we import them!

  4. Debbie Wood says:

    I never heard Obama was closing down the border agents posts. Why in te world would he do such a thing? I would have to see that with my own eyes.

  5. He closed 9 of them 6 in Texas. there are many articles on here about it in fact it was on the main stream media. the border patrol Union is pissed.

  6. Most of us clear thinkers are pissed!!!!!

  7. Dan Paulsen says:

    Now if they could just seize all the illegal aliens we could call it a job well done…

  8. Yes, and an ICE Agent is being suspended for arresting an illegal with drugs.

  9. Come on Jill that can’t be true……..can it?

  10. Muther… I swear, there’s something more nefarious than just pandering to the Hispanics and agribusiness. It’s as though Obama wants to tear down our system of Gov’t by overloading the welfare system and addicting our kids to meth.

  11. Very, very good. Now if they and the Mexican authorities could work together to catch the weapons walking accross the boarder from places like El Passo into mexico things would be even better. No one talks about how the U.S. is letting businesses here feed the death of innocents in Mexico.

  12. Yeah, but that is Bush’s fault.

  13. If the good guys from both countries worked together it would be good but as we all know there are bad guys on bot sides who are playing against the good,, our president and DOJ are the bad also, kinda hard to play fair when you have executive privilege .

  14. Glen Ward says:

    Great job and necessary. Quit wasting time on grass. Should make it legal and tax the hell out of it! Never smoked it and never will! Just makes sense!

  15. most the crap come’s thru’ that border ? where else ? duh’ ?

  16. That’s a lot of meth, but that works out to $20,000.00 per lb. Not sure but that seems a little over priced

  17. Peggy Taylor says:

    And yet the borders are still open !

  18. and yet it happens with all countries not just mexico. be intelligent and open your eyes.look how much is going on just here inside the us.

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