PINE VALLEY, Calif. – Nearly a dozen bundles of crystal meth were discovered in a truck at the Pine Valley checkpoint, U.S. Border Patrol officials said Monday.
Agents searched a 20-year-old man’s 2010 Nissan Sentra at the checkpoint on Interstate 8 around 10:45 a.m. Friday, according to Customs and Border Protection officials. A drug-sniffing dog alerted agents to the car, and they found a hidden compartment in the trunk.
A large, black trash bag filled with bundles of crystal methamphetamine was discovered inside the compartment, agents said.
The driver was arrested, the drugs were turned over to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force and the vehicle was seized by U.S. Border Patrol.
The bundles weighed 22.7 pounds and had an estimated street value of $261,165.