Siblings accused of smuggling crystal meth

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Border Patrol agents at the I-5 checkpoint arrested a man and his sister after discovering drugs inside their blue 2005 Lexus.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Border Patrol agents arrested a 24-year-old man and his 21-year-old sister after they found more than 14 lbs. of crystal methamphetamine while searching their car at a freeway checkpoint.

The driver and his sister were referred to secondary inspection Wednesday at about 9 a.m. at the San Onofre checkpoint on Interstate 5, according to the Border Patrol. When agents searched the 2005 Lexus IS300 with a drug-sniffing dog, the animal alerted to a gym bag on the back seat of the car. Agents found six bundles of white powder in the bag.

Investigators estimated that the drugs have a street value of about $140,000.

The brother and sister were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the car, which belonged to the young woman, was confiscated.