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SAN ONOFRE – Nearly 42 pounds of methamphetamine was found in separate vehicle stops this week at or near the , authorities said.

Both busts were made on Wednesday, according to Payam Tanaomi of the Border Patrol’s public affairs office.sanonofre1

At around 10:30 a.m., agents patrolling north of the checkpoint stopped a 2008 Dodge Caliber driven by a 20-year-old man, who was later found to be carrying six packages of around two pounds each in the engine compartment, Tanaomi said.

Later that day, a drug-sniffing dog alerted agents staffing the checkpoint to a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by a 39-year-old man, Tanaomi said.

The car was was flagged for a more intense inspection, which turned up nearly 30 pounds of meth in packages hidden in the passenger seat and rocker panels, Tanaomi said.

Tanaomi said both drivers were arrested and were turned over, along with the drugs, to Drug Enforcement Administration personnel. The methamphetamine seized in the two busts was valued at more than $418,000.–298598201.html

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