U.S. Border Patrol agents said a man carrying nearly $4 million worth of drugs was caught Sunday on Interstate 5 near San Clemente.
During a vehicle stop, agents found 24 bundles of methamphetamine, 42 bundles of cocaine, and 15 bundles of fentanyl. The driver was also in possession of marijuana for personal use.
In total, agents seized 38.80 pounds of methamphetamine, 116.29 pounds of cocaine, and 52.69 pounds of fentanyl. The total estimated street value of the narcotics is $3,940,680, officials said.
The suspect and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
This was the second significant narcotics seizure that took place on the Interstate 5 corridor last weekend. During a vehicle stop near San Clemente on Saturday, agents seized 47.43 pounds of methamphetamine that was found in the spare tire of a 2008 Dodge Caliber.
Agents arrested the driver of the vehicle, a 21-year- old woman, for narcotics smuggling. At the time of the arrest, the woman was traveling with her two siblings, an 8-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy, who were turned over to San Diego County Child Welfare Services.
As of July 31, San Diego agents have found 1,069 pounds of cocaine and 2,166 pounds of methamphetamine during fiscal year 2016.