The Border Patrol announced Friday that agents seized nearly $1.4 million worth of narcotics at the Interstate 5 checkpoint in San Clemente in the past week.
On Wednesday afternoon, a suspicious 2008 Toyota Camry was stopped at Crown Valley Parkway. A drug-sniffing dog alerted agents, who found 1.2 pounds of black tar heroin, 17.2 pounds of China White heroin, and 22.4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine. The drugs have an estimated street value of $574,000.
Just hours later, the driver of a 2001 Toyota Solara was stopped at the checkpoint. After a dog alerted agents, they discovered 69 packages of methamphetamine in the rear quarter panels of the vehicle. The meth weighed 82.4 pounds and has an estimated street value of $824,000.
The two drivers and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicles were seized by the Border Patrol.
In the fiscal year ended in September, agents in the San Diego Sector seized more than 2,880 ounces of heroin and more than 1,790 pounds of methamphetamine.
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