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By Jim Shilander
U.S. Border Patrol agents seized approximately 10 pounds of methamphetamine at the Interstate 5 checkpoint outside San Clemente Wednesday afternoon.
Agents stopped a 2004 Ford Focus at the checkpoint and, following a K-9 unit’s inspection of the vehicle, five bundles of methamphetamine were allegedly discovered in the left and right quarter panels. The methamphetamine weighed approximately 10.14 pounds and had an estimated street value of over $200,000, according to a release from the Border Patrol.
The suspect, a 25-year-old Mexican national, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for investigation. The vehicle was seized by the Border Patrol.