U.S. Citizen Arrested for Possession of Over $650K in Cocaine, Heroin at San Clemente Border Patrol

U.S Border Patrol agents arrested a man with over 51 pounds of narcotics hidden inside the trunk of his car Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16, according to a press release.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Clemente Border Patrol Station, located about 10 miles south of the city proper, were patrolling on Interstate 5 when they conducted a vehicle stop on a gold 2000 Honda Accord about 4:30 p.m. The driver consented to a search of the vehicle by a Border Patrol K-9 team, the release stated.

Agents conducted a search of the interior compartments and discovered multiple packages of suspected narcotics concealed inside the trunk, within a fabricated hidden compartment behind the back seat.



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