TEMECULA, Calif. — A man was arrested near Temecula Sunday after U.S. Border Patrol agents say they found $400,700 worth of narcotics hidden inside his SUV.
Shortly after 11 a.m., agents spotted a red 2003 Ford Expedition swerving in and out of lanes on Interstate 15. When the driver got off the freeway, agents stopped him for questioning.
A K-9 alerted agents to six bundles of cocaine hidden behind the driver’s side rear-quarter panel. During a further search, agents found eight more bundles of cocaine and two bundles of black tar heroin.
The driver, a 39-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested on suspicion of possession of narcotics and booked into a Riverside County detention facility. U.S. Border Patrol seized the SUV.
#SanDiego Sector #USBP agents stop a 39-yr-old man with more than $400K of dangerous narcotics hidden inside in his SUV. Seizing these drugs make our communities safer. Read here: https://t.co/YwLfI45n2k #CBP pic.twitter.com/Qy6WFdEdRe
— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) April 15, 2019