U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 5 checkpoint south of San Clemente seized $1.4 million worth of hard narcotics concealed inside a metal security door that was being transported in the bed of a pickup truck.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, agents at the checkpoint encountered a 34-year-old U.S. citizen driving a 1999 Ford F-250.
Agents referred the driver to secondary inspection, where a K-9 team detected drugs. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered bundles of narcotics stuffed inside the metal security door.
There were a total of 63 bundles, with 41 containing methamphetamine, 16 cocaine, and six heroin. The drugs were valued at $1.4 million.
The suspect, drugs, and truck were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
— From a Border Patrol press release