A man was arrested at over the weekend Pine Valley check point, accused of smuggling more than $330,000 of methamphetamine hidden inside the undercarriage of his truck, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported Monday.
The man, a 28-year-old U.S. citizen was stopped Saturday at the I-8 checkpoint heading into San Diego when a K-9 unit alerted officers to his truck, said Brandon Cazares, Border Patrol public information officer.
He was referred to secondary inspection where agents found 25 25 cellophane wrapped bundles of methamphetamine concealed inside an aftermarket compartment underneath the front seats, Cazares said.
The drugs weighed 33.70 pounds and have an estimated street value of $337,000.
The man and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.
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