Several Bundles of Meth Found Hidden within Vehicle

Several Bundles of Meth Found Hidden within Vehicle

In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 21, 2014, U.S. Border Patrol agents at the San Clemente checkpoint in California referred a 2008 Chrysler Sebring for further inspection.

A routine canine sniff resulted in a positive alert for the presence of narcotics. A subsequent search of the Chrysler uncovered 19 vacuum-sealed bundles of methamphetamine to be concealed in the gas tank. Another 20 bundles were also discovered within the Chrysler’s rocker panels.

This find weighed in at 78.04 pounds, with an estimated street value of $780,400.

The driver, a 33-year-old male Mexican national, and his passenger, a 22-year-old male, were both arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. It was additionally found that the passenger did not possess an 1-94 permit, which barred him from traveling further than 25 miles from the international border between U.S. and Mexico. As a result, he was also charged with an immigration violation. Both men were handed over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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