Nearly $1M in cocaine found stashed in car bumper

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TEMECULA, Calif. — Two men were arrested after Border Patrol agents found nearly one million dollars worth of cocaine in their car, according to authorities.

The men were riding in a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu on northbound Interstate 15 near the Border Patrol checkpoint in Temecula when the agents stopped the car and conducted a search. The agents found 32 bundles of cocaine stashed in the front wheel wells and bumper. The bundles weighed 75.96 pounds and had an estimated street value of $987.454.

The suspected smugglers, each around 30 years old, were booked into a Riverside County detention facility and face narcotics smuggling charges.