Border Patrol finds ‘trifecta’ of drugs hidden in SUV – California News

Border Patrol finds ‘trifecta’ of drugs hidden in SUV – California News

Border Patrol agents seized what they called a “trifecta” of drugs valued at about $560,000 during a vehicle stop just south of San Clemente Tuesday.

The 2006 Chevrolet Equinox was pulled over on Interstate 5 near Basilone Road about 1 p.m. As agents talked to the driver, a Border Patrol dog reacted to the 45-year-old man’s SUV, officials said.

A search of the Chevrolet turned up 41 bundles stashed in the door panels.

The packages contained a total of 28 pounds of heroin, 4 pounds of cocaine and 24 pounds of methamphetamine. Officials said the narcotics have an estimated street value of $560,000.

The driver was arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the drugs.

Since October, Border Patrol agents have seized 228 pounds of heroin, 2,227 pounds of cocaine and 2,935 pounds of meth.

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