Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had nine bundles of meth hidden inside his 2003 Toyota Corolla. Photo: USBP

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 of a 2015 Dodge Challenger had seven bundles of meth inside his 2015 Dodge Challenger. Photo: USBP

“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.”

–Staff