U.S. Border Patrol agents observed 10 cellophane wrapped bundles of methamphetamine under the rear seat of an SUV during a stop Thursday. Photo: Courtesy
U.S. Border Patrol agents observed 10 cellophane wrapped bundles of methamphetamine under the rear seat of an SUV during a stop Thursday. Photo: Courtesy

Dana Point Times

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man at the Interstate-5 checkpoint south of San Clemente Thursday who allegedly had more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine hidden under the rear seat of his SUV.

At approximately 6:45 p.m., a 25-year-old male Mexican national arrived at the I-5 checkpoint driving a 1994 white Jeep Grand Cherokee.  The man was referred to secondary inspection, where a K-9 sniff of the Jeep resulted in a positive alert.  Agents searched the vehicle and observed 10 cellophane wrapped bundles of methamphetamine under the rear seat. The drugs weighed 23.60 pounds and have an estimated street value of $236,000.

Agents arrested the man and turned him and the narcotics over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

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