U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling Interstate 8 in San Diego have arrested two men in two separate methamphetamine seizures near Pine Valley, officials are reporting.
The first incident occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday after agents spotted a man driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla with a flat tire.
According to a statement from Border Patrol, agents pulled the man over and he claimed to be “unaware of the flat.”
During the stop, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted agents and a search of the car turned up nine bundles of methamphetamine stashed inside the backseat upholstery, the statement continued.
The drug bundles weighed 41.01 pounds with an estimated street value of $139,434, according to the statement.
The 21-year-old Mexican national driver was taken into custody.
The second incident took place Sunday around 8 a.m., when agents pulled over a 29-year-old U.S. citizen and his five passengers.
Again, as agents questioned the man, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted agents.
A search of the man’s 2015 Dodge Challenger revealed seven bundles of crystal methamphetamine buried inside the front and rear seats, the statement continued.
“The driver was arrested and his female passenger and her four children were taken to a nearby station,” according to the statement.
“The meth bundles weighed 40.68 pounds and the estimated street value is $130,176.”
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