U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than 66 pounds of methamphetamine from a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident began at 3 p.m. when USBP agents patrolling Interstate 5 stopped a driver in a gray Ford Escape.
Agents discovered a large bin filled with plastic-wrapped bundles consistent with narcotics trafficking.Agents questioned the 28-year-old male U.S. citizen driver, and then deployed a service canine to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle. The canine alerted to the rear of the vehicle. Physically inspecting the SUV cargo area, agents discovered a large bin filled with plastic-wrapped bundles consistent with narcotics trafficking.
The man was placed under arrest and transported to a nearby USBP station for processing. Agents probed one of the bundles, revealing a white, crystalline substance which was determined to be methamphetamine. The bundles weighed approximately 66 pounds and have an estimated street value of $118,800. The driver and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation and prosecution. The vehicle was seized by USBP.