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Methamphetamine worth $236,000 on the street was confiscated Thursday evening at the Interstate 5 San Clemente checkpoint, officials said.20150154c2d65f5ea3f

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who was allegedly transporting the drugs — more than 23 pounds — under the rear seat of his SUV.

The bust was made about 6:45 p.m., when agents stopped a 25-year-old Mexican national 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, officials said.

The drugs weighed 23.60 pounds.

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.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at 619-498-9900.








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