Border Patrol agents seize over 16 pounds of meth in one day at checkpoint on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON – Border Patrol agents seized more than 16 pounds of methamphetamine in three separate stops at the checkpoint on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton, officials with the federal agency said today.

In the first of the three incidents on Thursday morning, Feb. 28 about 8 a.m., dogs sniffed out a piece of a luggage belonging to a 23-year-old U.S. citizen who was a bus passenger, according to the Border Patrol. Agents searched it and found two packages full of more than four pounds of the drug, worth an estimated street value of $81,000.

About an hour later, agents questioned a 37-year-old Mexican citizen aboard a commuter van who Border Patrol officials said was displaying nervous behavior. Agents searched him and found more than seven pounds of methamphetamine, worth about $145,000, in three packages attached to his lower back and thighs, Border Patrol officials said.

Around 10 a.m. Thursday, dogs inspecting another passenger bus alerted agents to the luggage of a 45-year-old U.S. citizen. Agents searched the luggage and found four packages of methamphetamine weighing just over five pounds and worth more than $100,000, authorities said.

All three people along with the drugs were turned to over the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Border Patrol said.

14 Responses to "Border Patrol agents seize over 16 pounds of meth in one day at checkpoint on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton"

  1. A 53 yr old Grandma   March 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Congrats Border Patrol!! Could you imagine if we had you guys up and running 24/7 what you could stop being distributed around this country?
    You guys did a great job with the buses and detection of this stuff and getting it off our streets.

  2. 3 year home owner in Fallbrook.   March 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Yey team! Great job! Thank you.

  3. 2 real   March 3, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Glad to hear this junk will not reach the streets!
    Meth destroys Families and the lives of those who use it.
    Good job Border Patrol!

  4. Me   March 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

    How about seizing some illegals…that’s why you are there.

  5. Reality Checker   March 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Because they would be reprimanded for detaining a future democrat voter, that’s why. Geeez. Why don’t people get that? You can bet your sweet tushy if they leaned republican they would be thrown out on thier ear faster than they could say Laraza!

  6. Re-#4 and #5   March 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    You are both exactly correct. That is why they are there, and why are still having these issues? Why? Because we do not have the BA__s to stand up and fight for our country, the one that we paid into and now our money is going to them. Why are we as a society allowing this? I am tired of not hearing myself think because of banter that this country does not talk. I am sick and tired of these illegal individuals and something has to break soon.

  7. Agent   March 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Class 989 border patrol

  8. @ me and @ reality checker   March 5, 2013 at 2:22 am

    U both are so right and its beyond funny. However. U will be called shallow and racist and so on. Remember u two are legal, assuming working Americans, we are the enemy. Border patrol does do both drugs and illegals, just realitychecker has a good reason they don’t focus on illegals. If all of us know at least 3 illegal immigrants. Not just Mexican. I am pretty sure they aren’t doing a good job.

  9. Preston   March 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

    @Reality Checker
    And who exactly is responsible for the system we have?
    Please don’t tell me its our government, or the Judicial system or a political party because that can all be changed by the answer to my question.

  10. VC Resident   March 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Agent, Why would you put your class Number? It isn’t even pertinent to the article or comments that are posted. Plus, you are a junior agent with less than two years in the patrol.

  11. PA   March 6, 2013 at 4:11 am

    To "Me", we are there to apprehend illegals from being smuggled further into our country, as well as to detect and seize drugs, terrorist and terrorist weapons.
    Checkpoints exist due to the fact that illegals don’t cross the "line" and then somehow materialize further north into our country. Agents cover checkpoints, brush, deserts, mountains, train sidings, ranches, etc., 24/7, looking for those attempting to avoid apprehension after illegal entering our country.

  12. Me   March 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    PA, then why don’t you just drive through the Bonsall AM/PM lot any morning of the week and corral 50 illegals at once?

    Oh that’s right…you’d rather sit on I-15 and chase cars so you can use your sirens…..

  13. Weatherman   March 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Nonviolent crimes, Jerry Brown probably has them back on the streets already.

  14. anon   March 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    To "me", they would like to, but they are not allowed to – complain to your congressman and Obama for giving illegals status by overlooking an insignificant and useless document called the constitution.


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