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Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $1M Of Hard Narcotics In San Diego County

 The methamphetamine weighed 12.87 pounds and is worth $128,700 according to the US Border Patrol, May 30, 2014.
US Border Patrol
The methamphetamine weighed 12.87 pounds and is worth $128,700 according to the US Border Patrol, May 30, 2014.
 The methamphetamine was hidden inside an aluminum cylinder in the manifold of the car, May 31, 2014.
US Border Patrol
The methamphetamine was hidden inside an aluminum cylinder in the manifold of the car, May 31, 2014.

U.S. Border Patrol agents confiscated a variety of narcotics totaling nearly $1 million in three separate drug busts last week.

Four men were arrested in the incidents throughout San Diego County.

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The first incident occurred Friday afternoon when Border Patrol agents stopped a Ford pickup on Interstate 15. The 24-year-old driver consented to a search and agents discovered more than 60 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle. The cocaine had an estimated value of about $800,000.

Later Friday afternoon, two men headed north on Interstate 5 were stopped at the San Clemente checkpoint. Agents discovered five pounds of heroin worth approximately $66,000 stashed behind the dashboard of the car. One of the men arrested is a 27-year-old Mexican national who potentially could face deportation, according to Border Patrol agent Tim Hamil.

The third incident occurred Saturday morning at the Pine Valley checkpoint. A drug sniffing dog reportedly detected narcotics near the front of a 1999 Mercedes Benz. Agents disassembled the car and found almost 13 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $128,000.

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